Sunday, 7 August 2016

The Death of the Great American Assassin

American Mojo
The release of Clint Eastwood’s film American Sniper got me thinking about the long-range marksmen and cold-blooded killers who pick off their targets at distance. The film’s release, close to Martin Luther King Day, also got me thinking of those other unique individuals who go for that special kill; the high profile political assassination.

A more interesting film than American Sniper would undoubtedly have been American Assassin, because there is something essentially soulless and boring about gunmen like Kyle, who kill people they don’t know in countries they couldn’t even find on a map, simply because they are “obeying orders.”