Moore Compares “American Sniper” Patrons to those of the “Passion of the Christ”

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The world was informed about Michael Moore’s point of view regarding snipers when he tweeted that all snipers are cowards, upon the release of the Clint Eastwood film, “American Sniper.”

While the film was highly received by many critics and fans alike, Moore felt he needed to express his personal opinion about who he felt snipers really were.

While he never mentioned the film he explains why he decided to comment on subject, he states “I purposely didn’t say anything about ‘American Sniper’ in my original tweets. I certainly wrote what I wrote because that weekend there was a lot of talk about snipers because of the movie, but also because it was Martin Luther King weekend and I just found it uncomfortable that something called ‘American Sniper,’ a film about a sniper, would be released on the weekend where we’re honoring a great American who was killed by a sniper.”

His tweet received a lot of criticism from all facets of patrons, whether they were celebrities, military personnel, or even just those who felt that Moore’s stance is biased because his uncle was killed by a sniper.

Moore went to go see the film upon the second nights of its release in Greenwich Village, NY, when the film was only being shown in 4 theaters at the time.

He made several observations regarding the crowd that surrounded him that night and goes on to say,  “I went there on the second night of the opening. It was only in four theaters in the country. I like Clint Eastwood, and I wanted to see this movie. Frankly it had the best trailer and best TV ads of any movie of the year. But when I got there, from the popcorn line to inside the theater, I said, ‘Oh my God. Look around, we’re in the Village and no one from the Village is here.”

Moore said he felt it was a “Passion of the Christ” type of crowd that attended the film, and that “People who would normally wait for it to go on video or see it on TV but wanted that collective feeling of sitting there with others,” believing the patrons do not normally attend movies, but wanted to see this so they could reach out to each other.

With that all said, Moore who owns three movie theaters is showing the film because he feels that Americans need to see the movie.

Photo: Via AP

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