Despite its widespread success, the film American Sniper has faced plenty of criticism. Michelle Obama recently came out in defense of the film.
Daily Mail reports:
Michelle Obama has hit out at movie director Michael Moore and other critics of the Oscar-nominated film ‘American Sniper’, saying it ‘touches on the emotions and experiences’ of many military families.
Speaking at the launch of ‘6 Certified’ in Washington D.C. on Friday, the U.S. First Lady said that she was aware that the film has been accused of glorifying murder and serving as war propaganda.
But she said: ‘The number-one movie in America right now is a complex, emotional depiction of a veteran and his family. And I had a chance to see American Sniper this week on that long flight.
‘While I know there have been critics, I felt that, more often than not, this film touches on many of the emotions and experiences that I’ve heard firsthand from military families over these past few years.’
Good for her. I haven’t seen the film yet, but it has clearly touched many hearts, been an enormous success, and appealed to people across the political spectrum. Michael Moore seems to have missed the fact that when it comes to patriotism and our veterans, many put politics aside and salute. We are grateful, we are compassionate, and we seek to understand the struggles and heroism of those who have fought to defend and protect our freedoms.
I couldn’t agree more with Michelle Obama on this one.
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