Hmmm, I have this movie to give away, American Sniper, (affiliate link there) but I have not actually watched it, I may, or I may not, I don’t do rated R stuff usually, and I don’t like profanity, at all. But I do know what real life is like, and I have seen folks die before, more than I would have liked. And I know that real life happens, and I know that as much as I would like for it to be true, not everyone is saved. I am not for gun control and I know how to use one but I most likely never would. I walk that fine line. I know parts of life are extremely unpleasant. I am not blind or naive. I wish I was raised more innocent. I wish I had never heard confessions with details as a ministers wife, I wish people could just walk in love. I wish there was no hate, or sin, or hurt.
But it is all there.
And while I am not a “go join the military and become a hero” cheer leader, I do think some, who have taken the time to realize the responsibility in such a decision belong there. And I think they deserve our support. Even the dumb young ones who do join for the “I want to be idolized” reasons.
They deserve our love, and our prayers. They deserve to be looked in the eye and not beaten down because of where they have been or what they have done. They are sometimes physically, or emotionally damaged, but it twas done while in the service of this country. They are loved by God, and no matter how bad it was they are redeemable, Christ died so that they can be healed and set free.
And if you go anywhere and think you are honoring your country by listening to the National Anthem, then you better love them too, because they are part of it, no matter what the administration they serve under is doing, or where they have been or what they have done. Because you can’t have the strength without the sweat, and you can’t have the good without the sacrifice.
King David was a warrior. The whole old testament is war. It is real, physically and spiritually. It is serious. It is often ugly.
So, because this movie is real, with lots of blood and accurately disgusting curse words, I say it has a place. It is a true story. It is life. It involves heartache and pain. It involves family. It shows what real life is. May it give you a heart to pray for the young men, and women, in our United States military. Do not idolize them, Jesus is the hero of all heroes. but pray for them, love them, and ask the Lord to use the experience for His glory as only He can.
The DVD hits stores May 19 – just in time for Memorial Day. But you can win one here- just leave a comment saying you want it below, random winner will be chosen Monday evening May 25, Memorial Day
and stay tuned because I also have the book by Chris Kyle’s wife coming up next
here is the full Press release –
Burbank, CA, April 15, 2015 – From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” arriving onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on May 19 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, A Mad Chance Production, A 22nd & Indiana Production. “American Sniper” stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.
A two-time Oscar® nominee for his work in “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” Cooper stars alongside Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Kevin Lacz, Navid Negahban and Keir O’Donnell.
Oscar®-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Unforgiven”) directed “American Sniper” from a screenplay written by Jason Hall, based on the book by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The autobiography was a runaway bestseller, spending 18 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 13 of those at number one.
The film is produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan. Tim Moore, Jason Hall, Sheroum Kim, Steven Mnuchin and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.
“American Sniper” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray disc, a DVD, and a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own “American Sniper” via purchase from digital retailers.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will donate a portion of the proceeds across physical and digital sales to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). One dollar of each purchase will be donated up to $1,000,000 from April 21, 2015 through December 31, 2015, void in Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi and South Carolina. To get involved and learn more, visit http://www.
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To learn more about WWP’s life-saving programs and services, please visit http://www.
From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield.
But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.
Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield, and as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.
Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“American Sniper” Blu-ray Combo Pack & Two Disc DVD contains the following special features:
· One Soldier’s Story: The Journey of American Sniper
Join director Clint Eastwood and his creative team, along with
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, as they overcome enormous creative and
logistic obstacles to make a film that brings the truth of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s story to the screen.
· Making of American Sniper
disclaimer- I was not paid fr this review but I was given a dvd set for myself, a friend and one to give away