Today I saw the 2nd of my trilogy of movies to see. This is the movie that has confounded the Hollywood insiders, breaking box office records. At the multiplex I attended they were showing it about every 3 hours. The parking lot had more cars than I had ever seen.
Unlike most movies based on actual figures, where you have to wonder how much is real and how much is “artistic license”, apparently according to Chris Kyle’s wife Taya, Bradley Cooper’s portrayal of Chris is spot on.
“And in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, the wife of the decorated sniper reveals the movie is more than a story, but a faithful rendering of the Legend’s life.
“I think they did a phenomenal job, honestly,” Taya Kyle told Hannity. “Of course, taking a person’s life and putting it into two hours, you have to condense some things and portray some things with the right sentiment and maybe not the exact verbiage. But honestly, even the words are probably accurate over a long period of time. … It could not be more spot on.”
4 tours of Iraq.
Over 1,000 days of combat. And a lot of Marines and soldiers alive because of him.