Last Night we rented and watched The American Sniper movie. I had to come back here to write a review since I had read the book and reviewed it here. There were those who disagreed with my opinion of Chris Kyle, the author. I did not like the book at all. He came across as very arrogant and full of himself.
I have to say that after watching the movie I have a different opinion of Chris Kyle. He (the actor) did not seem at all arrogant. In fact, he seemed much more down to earth and human. It showed the parts where Chris struggled with the war. I really did not walk away from reading the book with the opinion that actually killing people bothered him.
I still question his ability to continue to leave his wife and kids behind to fight a war in a country that we really never belonged in. It seems that he always put his need to be at war ahead of his family. He even said his love was God, country, then family, in that order! Not, in my opinion, how it should be.
By the end of the movie Chris was shown as a man who had come to terms with Chris, the soldier. I hope this was how it really was in his life. He was very likeable and I shed tears for the loss of this American hero. I am glad I watched the movie. Often I think the books are always better than the movie. In this case, it just wasn't so.