For someone who has been there and done that it is excruciating to see actors do everything wrong, shoulder rifles wrong and hear stupid and unrealistic dialog. Sure others will see this film as a recruitment tool. Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which. The predicable storyline and patriotic American stance will put most viewers off. Directors and crew blatantly cut corners, hire no nothing actors and extras to portray military roles.
The mental, emotional, and moral swings of chaos these guys have to stay professional in is crazy. Lastly, it should be noted that the film was shot in a noticeable High Definition that creates specular grandeur on wide pan shots. The action scenes in this movie seemed so unbelievably real. Those looking for a well constructed war film should look else where. I understand that Hollywood need to be in there to actually film things and understand the need to make changes to do so but I could not find very much wrong with what I did see. When you use real military there is an automatic understanding of positioning. This movie takes you in to a world many idealize in a way that simultaneously shows you how cool it truly is, as well as how mind-bogglingly impossible it is for just anyone to do it.
This movie may not have Oscar winning acting, but it gave me a true chilling effect of realism. That is why the movie was shot where it was and on live fire ranges. Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which. I never left the edge of my seat, and I will watch it over and over again when it comes out in theaters. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.
Unless they inhabit the role with their very cells like Heath in the Dark Knight something's off about it. All equipment and vehicles used are used correctly whilst dialogue and radio chatter inside of combat shows detail that inexperienced eyes might miss. There's something conveyed in the human soul that just resides in an actors presence. Freedom It is the right to be able to question and doubt everything, but it is the soldier that actually fights to provide this very freedom that everyone else takes advantage of. I very much liked it and the portrayal of the soldier.
These guys do that, instinctively, they are frekin Navy Seals for God's sake! No lies can be told when they're up there. Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. However, acting is not something these Seals train for at basic! Well, anyone showing pride in something is going to show everything at it's best and only the people who have never been there will confuse pride with propaganda. True, no Russell Crowe or Denzel comparisons should be made, but the stars didn't ruin the film - they made it. See this movie as a statement to reality in a technical way, pay attention to how things are spoken, how weapons are suppose to be used, held, fired and reloaded on the fly. I imagine the critics will hit this movie based on the seals acting - but if so, they are missing the point.
Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. A rather unimaginative plot coupled with the stereotypical 'bad guy' does little but create a backdrop for the numerous fire fights and special forces insertions. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Dialogue outside of combat is weak at best and any scene trying to get some form of emotion out of the audience is lost as soon as one opens their mouth.
Ultra realism, with a potent emotional message I did not expect to be so moved and effected by towards the end - that took it from a solid 8 star action flick - to a 10 star eyebrow-raiser! Not many good things can be said about the story line. Awards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Movies are about connecting with people by bringing them into the action - that is exactly what Act of Valor does. Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. Sure, and again when pride is shown in a cool way of course the young may choose a career in the military. In that aspect it succeeded, however, failed everywhere else. Solid, solid flick that's gonna stay with me for awhile - wow I get it, let's honor the troops.
Plenty of battle action to see here that you've never seen before. The movie sidesteps an overt political point of view, wisely focusing on the men and their mission rather than commenting on the times in which they serve. The same being said with movies with doctors, firemen or policemen. Some say they were not real active duty. If you are tired of Hollywood action movies that are poorly coordinated and where the directors just guess at everything, like I am, you are really going to like this movie. Well I can't vouch for that but what I can tell you is that everything they did and said were extremely accurate and I have little problem in doubting that statement.
Directors that care hire people like Dale Dye or equivalent to produce such realism. I felt pride, technically things, were accurate and as they should be. It gives you an inside look at what a group of extraordinary men do for this country, without needing actors to accomplish it. The advertisement of using real navy seals as the main characters creates a level of military authenticity and accuracy that I have not seen in a film for a long time. . Personally, I have actively served in the military and the thing that really bothers me is the non- realism of military roles that I see in movies. Because they obviously did it the right way - putting them through a boat load of on screen training, and getting them to a place where they were very comfortable in front of the camera - cuz they are far from horrible.
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