American Sniper Is Not Just Another Movie

Dated: 01/23/2015

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As many of my followers can probably guess, this isn't going to be a typical blog for me. 

On Friday January 16th I was in the theater at 9:30 AM along with many other eager viewers to finally see American Sniper. I'd seen all the trailers, read all the hype, and many of the criticisms. For those of you that don't know me, I'm a bit of a movie buff and have been ever since I was a kid. I remember countless times going to the theater with my dad, and renting 5 movies at a time from the local Blockbuster. Anyway, I was very excited to see the movie, but I knew before it even got started that it wasn't going to be a typical mindless movie full of special effects and CG. 

I'm not going to ruin any of the movie for you, there are plenty of other sites and reviewers that have taken care of that for me. But, I for one thought it was phenomenal. The portrayal of Chris Kyle by Bradley Cooper was exceptional, and I left feeling like I truly knew who Chris Kyle was as a person and a Navy Seal. I got to witness the transformation from civilian life to that of a hardened veteran, and the struggles he faced along the way. Of course this is a movie, and I don't really know what it was like for Kyle, or what he went through during deployment or at home. But, I do think this movie helps portray the struggles that our men and women face on the battlefield. Whether it's through the eyes of a Marine, or the scope of a sniper, we get to see the struggles they face, and the results of their actions. This is why I don't really feel like this was just another movie. To me it was a more honest portrayal of what it's like to sacrifice your life for your country. 

Now, some of you are probably wondering why I decided to write about this topic instead of my usual insight into the Denver homes market. To be honest, I felt that it was important to post my thoughts, even if no one else reads it. Also, most of my career has been dedicated to working with veterans in some capacity. Even now in my real estate career I have been working with Veterans to help assist them with purchasing and selling their homes using VA financing. I don't work strictly with veterans, but I do find great honor and pride when I get to work with one and help them and their family find a home. It feels great to give something back to them, even if it is just exceptional service. 

Finally, I would personally like to thank any Veteran that gets to read this for their service and their sacrifice for the greater good of our country. It is because of you that we get to live in the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave. Image title

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Sheryll White

As a Full Time real estate agent for the past 23 years, Sheryll has helped hundreds of home owners in Colorado buy and sell their homes. Sheryll's easy going, no pressure style and her in depth knowl....

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