War on film is almost always a surefire way to fill theater seats. Not only can the action sequences be intense and thrilling but the element of human drama is heightened in a way that can leave many breathless and wanting more. The new Clint Eastwood-directed soldier drama American Sniper is not only a powerful picture of epic proportions but it is based on a profound true story, that of United States Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, a sharpshooter with 160 confirmed kills who is considered to be the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. Talented actor Bradley Cooper portrays the legendary marksman and it is one of the actor’s most brilliant performances to date.
The travesty of war has been captured on film time and time again. From Apocalypse Now to Saving Private Ryan, some war films are better than others but the fact remains that war is hell and film serves as an excellent way to depict the horror and sometimes, adventure. The latest war drama Fury is a welcome addition to the genre and it not only features exhilarating action sequences but a powerful cast full of seasoned actors who fully submerge themselves in their respective roles. Brad Pitt headlines the strong cast and David Ayer pulls triple duty as writer/director/producer.