To the anti-war Left’s chagrin, Chris Kyle is a cultural phenomenon.

Clint Eastwood’s new movie, American Sniper, marks the return of the American war hero.

Heroism on the battlefield had never gone away, of course, far from it (witness the Medals of Honor awarded for acts of extraordinary valor in Iraq and Afghanistan). But the classic war hero is more than just brave or fierce. He is famous and almost universally acclaimed. On top of his battlefield exploits, he is a cultural phenomenon.

  • Brett_McS

    That opens here soon. When I was a kid it took years for films to make it down to Australia.

  • Barrington Minge

    maybe, but I simply do not care.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    The Left really, really, hates this movie.
    Having said that, it’s not a bad movie at all, but I wished more war movies today actually had a bit more “war” in them.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Simo Hayha made this guy look JV. Try 5+ kills a day, for 100 straight days, open sights, temps. down to -40C., during, like 8 hours of daylight…living on thin, watery Mojakka…that’s Sisu.

    • robins111

      Simo didn’t have a liberal commanding officer, and an anti-war JAG approving every shot prior to trigger pull..

  • ontario john

    The media is in full attack mode regarding this film. I’ve seen two critics on Canadian tv who are about as gay as they come hating this film. I guess it goes against Hollywood’s policy of having a least one gay character in every film or tv show. I have worked with snipers in the military, and they are just good guys doing a tough job.

  • Clink9

    It’s just a good war movie. I didn’t see anything worth bringing politics into the reviews.

    If anything, it had a “war is heck” sort of tone as how it affects Chris Kyle’s family.

    The critics are a bunch of pissy pants fags blowing off steam.