This movie is the opposite of that, which makes it even more intriguing. The story is about a giant sniper who can take down entire houses full of people at one time, killing hundreds of people in the process. No, he’s not evil, but he’s not a shining example of the American Dream either. He’s a man who killed a lot of people. He’s a monster.
But the sniper was not born with his powers. He was raised on a military base in North Korea, and while he was taken into the military, he was not educated in the ways of the army. He was trained to be a battle-ready soldier, but not a skilled sniper. That was the job for the snipers, a special elite force. The sniper in the movie is the son of a soldier who lost his leg in a firefight during the Korean War. He was always left behind to be killed by the enemy, and was raised to hate the American forces and anyone who wore the uniform of their country. He became a soldier to get revenge on the country that killed his father.
The sniper’s foster brother has been killed, and he sets out to find the man who killed him. He learns the sniper’s true identity. He finds him, and he kills him. But the sniper did not die. He is shot, and then gunned down by a young child of his own age. The sniper’s foster brother, played by Anthony Edwards, seems to be a non-entity in this story, and his motivations in killing the sniper are mysterious and mysterious. Maybe he is still alive, in hiding, and wants to get even for killing his brother? Maybe he is a cop?
What we can be sure of is that the sniper did not die. The boy puts him in a place of isolation for years, and the sniper escapes. He takes the boy’s gun, and becomes a legend. At the same time, the sniper is in hiding. He is in a state of exclusion, even from the world. He is not really part of society. He is a man of solitude, which is what the sniper demands of himself, until a woman comes along and awakens his suppressed emotions, the emotions that he put to rest by rejecting every part of who he is, and who he had been in his first years of life.
Steven Spielberg is a master at making great sniper movies. Ang Lee is also a terrific director of East Asian historical fiction. Jean-Pierre Jeunet is known for his slick movies like Amelie, A Very Long Engagement, and Micmacs.
The John Woo Red Cliff movie is in our list of the best sniper movies because it is a significant contribution to the on-screen depiction of real-life World War II sniper fights. This cult classic is based on a Chinese historical novel about the Battle of Red Cliff, a bloody confrontation between the Chinese and the Manchus in the 17th century.
However, Cindy Kim Black Widow is another of our best sniper movies, one that includes a sizzlingly intense fight between a sniper and his enemy. The act of killing and the act of dying are vividly conveyed as a female sniper executes an impromptu sniper duel against her enemy. 827ec27edc