Bradley Cooper Struggles in War in Second 'American Sniper' Trailer
"Would you be surprised if I told you that the Navy has credited you with over 160 kills?" Bradley Cooper has been the focus of some major awards buzz for his turn in Clint Eastwood's modern war drama American Sniper, based on the true story of a Navy SEAL sniper. And while there's plenty of praise in this trailer, I have to say that performances are about the only thing worth commending. Otherwise, the film feels artificial (especially in the use of a rival enemy sniper), lacks subtlety, and doesn't cover any material that we haven't seen in films like Born on the Fourth of July or Saving Private Ryan. But judge for yourself.
Here's the second trailer for Clint Eastwood's American Sniper from Warner Bros. Pictures:
You can still watch the second trailer for Clint Eastwood's American Sniper right here.
American Sniper is directed by Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Flags of Our Fathers) and written by Jason Dean Hall (Paranoia). The film is based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's autobiography titled American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History with a screenplay adapted by Jason Hall, who wrote Paranoia. It tells the story of how Kyle racked up the most confirmed kills for an American during his time in the armed forces while his wife raises their children as he fights overseas. Warner Bros. releases the film Christmas Day with a wide release coming January 16th.