Video: "American Sniper" trailer

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.