Seth Rogen Compares ‘American Sniper’ to Nazi Propaganda [WATCH VIDEO]
“The Interview” star Seth Rogen posted a controversial tweet about Clint Eastwood’s film “American Sniper” on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Read on to know the actor’s statement.
According to MailOnline, Rogen’s underlying message on his tweet is comparing the blockbuster film starring Bradley Cooper to Nazi propaganda.
The film “Inglorious Basterds” is directed by Quentin Tarantino. It focuses on the attempt to assassinate Adolph Hitler during the premiere of the fictional propaganda film “Stolz der Nation,” which means “Nation’s Pride.” It is a film about how a German soldier killed 200 Allied soldiers while on top of a clock tower in just one encounter.
On the other hand, “American Sniper” is a true story of Chris Kyle, who is “the deadliest sniper” in the history of United States military. His deadly ability leads to killing 160 enemies and saves hundreds of Americans.
Rogen was not the only one who criticized the film that reached more than $105.3 million in sales. Documentary film director Michael Moore tweeted about thinking snipers are “cowards” after the plight of his uncle killed by a Japanese sniper during World War II.
Moore had another tweet about condemning snipers.
Moore’s tweets did not specify Eastwood’s film. However, when the fans attacked Moore’s statement, he wrote on Facebook that “American Sniper” is “well made” but needs to improve its reenactment of the Iraq War. He also emphasized that he was not commenting about the film. He heard many people talk about snipers, so he shared his opinions. He said media outlets came up with the story to make a newsworthy conflict.
According to CBS News, Cooper did not consider “American Sniper” as a war film. Instead, it is a character study. Sienna Miller, playing Kyle’s wife Taya, said her role made her appreciate more “the families of those on the front lines.”
“American Sniper” is nominated for six Oscar Awards, such as Best Picture and Best Actor. Rogen’s “The Neighbors,” however, is not nominated. On the other hand, “The Interview” is not eligible for the Academy Awards because it was released on the internet before theater premiere.
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