Cultural Sniper

Few films have stormed the box office – and surprised the pundits in the process of doing so – more than Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper." The movie is based on the autobiography of Chris Kyle, a Navy Seal who did four tours in Iraq. He is credited for being the most lethal sniper in American history with 255 kills, of which 160 were documented (witnessed).

At the time of this writing, it has topped the box office for two straight weekends, bringing in $247 million worldwide. This is the largest opening for any movie in January on record, with the largest second-weekend take that wasn't a comic book or sequel in movie history. It is already the second-highest grossing war film in North American history.

If you've seen it, you know it's not an easy movie to watch. The violence is, well, war-like. Veterans of Iraq say it's the most realistic they've seen. It deserves it's "R" rating for violence.

Perhaps that's what has us talking. And in case you haven't picked up on it, we are talking about this movie.

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