Heroic actions usually blossom on the screen. Actors are one thing, but why bother with professionals? How better to bring them to life than to get the heroes themselves to relive their actions? Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos prevented a terrible, terrible act. True, but director Clint Eastwood must showcase that intensity well. His patriotism filmmaking phase, the ones that show the ordinary heroes in all of us, do come across as a tad old hat. But there is something relatively welcoming about it. His thoughts and his theories about what it is exactly that makes an American hero is straddled by a deep respect for the military. But that is what pushes him to make bold choices in casting, writing, and directing.