From everything I’ve heard, the movie “American Sniper” is powerful. (I haven’t watched it yet.) The film is adapted from a marine’s autobiography; because of the subject matter, I don’t expect it to be an easy film to watch, but I believe it’s crucial we understand the cost of service to both those serving in the military, as well as the cost for the families they leave behind to preserve our freedom.
Synopsis of “American Sniper”
The following is from the movie’s press release:
From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield.
But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.
Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield, and as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.
Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
Help support the Wounded Warrior Project.
Warner Bros Home Entertainment will donate a portion of the proceeds of sales of “American Sniper” to Wounded Warrior Project®. One dollar of each purchase will be donated from 4/21/2015 through 12/31/2015, up to $1,000,000. (Void in Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi and South Carolina.)
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors; to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
Buy the movie HERE.
Grace Hill Media has provided me with two “American Sniper” Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs to giveaway. (Disclosure: I also received one for myself in exchange for helping promote the film.)
This combo pack includes:
· One Soldier’s Story: The Journey of American Sniper
Join director Clint Eastwood and his creative team, along with
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, as they overcome enormous creative and
logistic obstacles to make a film that brings the truth of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s story to the screen.
· Making of American Sniper
**To enter this giveaway, simply comment on this post telling me about a military hero in your life, or one freedom you are thankful for. I’ll pick two winners at random; contest closes Monday 5/25/2015 (Memorial Day) at midnight.
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