The famous critics of “American Sniper,” Seth Rogen and Michael Moore, recently received backlashes from the film’s fans. After denying that he attacked the film itself, Moore still has negative reactions about his defense, especially from war veterans and snipers. Read on for further details.
The 60-year-old documentary filmmaker tweeted that snipers are “cowards.” His sentiment is rooted from his uncle’s death by a sniper during World War II.
My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 18, 2015
Moore wrote on Facebook to clarify his tweet. After saying that he did not attack the film, he stated “American Sniper” has a “superb” production, “great editing,” good acting from Bradley Cooper and “one of the best” for 2015. He liked the “anti-war sentiment” of the film and the “touching ending.” However, he saw the story as confusing and degrading Iraqis. He still stood his ground of criticizing snipers.
Medal of Honor awardee Dakota Meyer condemned Moore’s tweet. He described Moore’s grandfather “rolling over in his grave” because he believed Moore used him to conclude that American servicemen are cowards. He assured that his grandfather was saved by American snipers “more than once” because they always served as back-ups for on-ground troops.
Meyer praised Clint Eastwood’s film. He commended the film to “perfectly” portray the job of Marine snipers.
Retired American Marine Corporal Jacob Schick said in “Fox and Friends” that Moore greatly lacked “intellectual capability.” In the same show, former army sniper and ranger Nick Irving emphasized that Moore did not know anything about the US military’s hardships because he was not in Afghanistan and never shot anyone “with a scoped rifle.”
Rogen also defended his statement but never attacked the military. He wrote that media was exaggerating his tweet. The film only “kinda reminded” him of Quentin Tarantino’s movie “Inglorious Basterds.” He admitted liking “American Sniper.”
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin shared her views about the film’s stardom. She criticized “Hollywood leftists” who caress “shiny plastic trophies” and spit “on the graves of freedom fighters.”
“American Sniper” inspiration Chris Kyle was killed in February 2013 by his fellow army man. Critics believed that Kyle does not deserve a tribute because he allegedly considered killing as “fun,” described his victims as “damn savages” and boasted about killing thieves during Hurricane Katrina. Despite the rumors, the film became a blockbuster hit.
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