Actor Seth Rogen compared it to Nazi propaganda, tweeting “American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglourious Basterds,” a reference to fake Nazi footage in the Quentin Tarantino flick.
Hours after “Sniper” blew away the competition, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore blasted its depiction of sharpshooters as heroes.
“We were taught snipers were cowards,” Moore tweeted, claiming his uncle had been killed by a sniper in World War II. Snipers, he added, “will shoot u in the back.”
Moore later said the tweet had nothing to do with the film, writing, “I didn't say a word about ‘American Sniper’ in my tweets.”Maybe he remembered this film;
Which was different; that hero was a Russian sniper, Vasily Zaytsev. The movie about him did well enough.