The real story of Chris Kyle, US Navy Seal and sniper, is remarkable. He was credited with 160 kills in the Iraq War, more than any sniper in US military history. In Clint Eastwood’s depiction this is a man with strong moral convictions, who believes he is defending his country and shows no regret as he skilfully picks off militant after militant who present a threat to his colleagues.
There clearly is a trend of science-fiction more and more aspiring to enter the mainstream. Transcendence is another such attempt, using several big name stars like Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany and Morgan Freeman to reach a broader audience for its story.