“American Sniper,” directed by Clint Eastwood, is a newly released film focusing on the story of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American history.
This movie has indeed raised controversy due to its violent scenes containing disturbing images of warfare and heart-wrenching murder shots. There is no doubt that this movie cannot be taken lightly.
There are plenty of scenes that contain deadly explosions that kill both American soldiers and civilians of the Middle East.
There is one scene in particular where a terrorist holds down a young Middle Eastern boy, and puts multiple holes in his body, including his head, with an electric drill.
The most shocking of all this is that it is not a fantasy. Obviously everything in the film was shot on set, but there really are places in this world where these things do happen.
There are countries whose people encounter bombs, missile launchers, and machine guns daily. In these places, families live in catastrophe and disaster.
They sleep at night hearing explosions going off in the distance, hoping that none of them hit their own home. They constantly live in fear because at any moment their door could be knocked down and they could all be shot.
This film shows us all of these things.
With all this being said, we as Americans need to appreciate our country more.
Be thankful that you woke up alive this morning instead of complaining about an early morning class. Be thankful that you actually have the opportunity for an education and a career because many are denied the privilege. Be thankful that you can go to sleep tonight without bombs in the air.
We need to realize that disaster exists in the world, and with that, we also need to realize how great we have it here in the U.S.