To cleanse the palate. Casting Bradley Cooper, star of my least favorite movie, as Chris Kyle had me tempted to not even watch the clip. That would have been a mistake. Needless to say, this is how trailers should be done. If this had been a S.O.P. grab-bag montage of key scenes from the film, I’d be interested but not clamoring to see it. The long tease from a single gripping scene is the smarter way to go.
Spielberg was initially set to direct but was replaced by Clint Eastwood, who’s now a spry 84 years young. I’m curious to see how elaborate the production is; judging from the staging here, pretty elaborate. The old guy still gets around okay.