Hollywood Divided by ‘American Sniper’
Hollywood seems to be split right down the middle after a huge, record-breaking weekend for 'American Sniper'.
The war drama directed by Clint Eastwood depicting the life of sniper Chris Kyle made over 90 million dollars in it's first weekend! Basically, a TON of people saw the movie, and even more people are talking about it.
Chances are, the movie has covered your Facebook and Twitter feed since it was released, and don't expect that to change anytime soon. American Sniper's $90 million crushed the record for biggest opening weekend in January. The movie it beat out? A little diddy called 'Avatar', which made $68 million it's first weekend, and went on to make $2.8 billion worldwide.
Time will tell if 'American Sniper' will be able to touch those numbers, but it certainly has the world talking. Kaci and I actually had no intention on seeing it, we're not really big into war movies. But after a weekend full of everyone talking about how great it was, we decided to head to the Boardwalk and check it out. The movie left Kaci in tears, and I wasn't too far behind her. I felt like it was an amazing portrayal of Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. Military history. Bradley Cooper was simply phenomenal. He's got my Oscar vote, that's for sure.
Not everyone loved the film though, take Seth Rogen for example, who tweeted this.
Via The Dailey Beast, Rogen is referring to is Stolz der Nation (Nation’s Pride), a Nazi propaganda film in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds starring Fredrick Zoller (Daniel Bruhl)—a German sniper reenacting a “heroic” episode in which he picked off over 200 Allied soldiers from a clock tower. Here, Rogen is essentially comparing American Sniper to a faux Nazi propaganda flick.
Sounds to me like Rogen is still a little salty about 'The Interview'.
John Fugelsang agreed with Moore.
Jane Fonda was one of the first to show support.
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