‘Sniper’ patriotism offends Hollywood
Seth Rogen’s criticism of “American Sniper” is among the funniest things he’s ever done.
It’s hilarious that the doughy actor, who compared “Sniper” to Nazi propaganda, is so critical of a serious film made by serious actors. Rogen is famous for a string of movies targeted at the junior high mindset, filled with scatological humor and a script in which every third word begins with the letter “F.”
It apparently blanches Rogen that the movie starring the remarkable Bradley Cooper has streaks of patriotism and harkens, ever so slightly, to the days when Hollywood was committed to reinforcing American values rather than tearing them down.
The vulgar, morally challenged characters Rogen portrays can’t hold a candle to the depth and complexity of Navy Seal Chris Kyle, hailed as the most deadly sniper in U.S. history.
Rogen is only the latest from the left to find the film by director Clint Eastwood objectionable, apparently because it lacks an anti-military message. The movie is nominated for six Oscars, including best picture. It’ll be interesting to see if it takes home any golden statues.
As for Rogen, he’d have more credibility as a film critic if he made better films.