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Title: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: indianasmith on June 07, 2012, 11:52:21 PM
I just finished this movie, and it is an amazing piece of work.  Starring real, active duty Navy SEALS, with a plot based on actual SEAL mission, this film is a stirring tribute to the courage, skill, and honor of the most elite paramilitary force in the U.S. Military - and, many would say, in the world.  The weapons are real, the tactics are real, and the characters are believable.  I don't want to give away any spoilers, but this film is worth seeing.  It reminds me of an old quote: "Good men sleep in peace at night because rough men stand ready to wreak havoc on those who would harm them."


Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: dean on June 08, 2012, 03:41:56 AM

I've heard the action sequences are pretty top notch and the main criticism is that the plot and the acting is fairly wooden and generally not very good, but that the 4 set pieces of action or so make up for the difference.

Shall check it out when it comes out on DVD.


Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: Neville on June 13, 2012, 01:13:05 PM
Saw it last week. Think of the "Modern Warfare" videos you see on the net, but reenacted by real people. I'd say it delivers in the action / eye candy fields, but don't forget it's a propaganda piece. Many "dramatic" bits are just plain laughable.


Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: Mr_Vindictive on June 24, 2012, 03:56:00 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed this one.  I caught it at the movies when it came out and it was an absolute blast!  A lot of people had problems with the acting, but I was able to see past that.  Some of the best action scenes you'll ever see.  I hope to pick it up on Blu-Ray at some point!


Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: Archivist on July 08, 2012, 06:09:36 AM
I really enjoyed it, too!  Apart from the movie itself, I was particularly interested in the camera work and direction.  Shane Hurlbut used the Canon 5D Mark II for about 70% of the shooting, often physically mounting it on a soldier for those first person views.  It fascinated and inspired me to see how the very cameras we use at work could be put to make a major motion picture.

The acting, I will say, wasn't the best.  The script seemed cliched and the delivery was kind of stilted, but those guys are real soldiers, not actors pretending to be soldiers.  One of my favourite scenes was when the jeeps were being pursued to the river, and the enemy was absolutely slammed by the gun boats.  Super stuff!


Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: The Burgomaster on July 11, 2012, 03:12:49 PM
This movie is on its way to me even as we speak via Netflix.


Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: Trevor on July 12, 2012, 09:04:07 AM
It will be released here next week: some idiot went and added a U to the title.  :question:



Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: The Burgomaster on July 12, 2012, 10:56:51 AM
It will be released here next week: some idiot went and added a U to the title.  :question:



ACT OF VALORU   :wink:



Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: Trevor on July 13, 2012, 03:54:05 AM
It will be released here next week: some idiot went and added a U to the title.  :question:



ACT OF VALORU   :wink:



 :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: The Burgomaster on July 13, 2012, 07:47:11 AM
I thought it was an okay action movie with some cool weapons. 


Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: indianasmith on July 13, 2012, 08:45:47 AM
The thing to remember is that the actors aren't actors - they are actual SEALS.


Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: The Burgomaster on July 14, 2012, 07:20:02 AM
The thing to remember is that the actors aren't actors - they are actual SEALS.

Which contributed to the dullness of the non-action scenes.



Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: Neville on July 14, 2012, 08:15:33 AM
The thing to remember is that the actors aren't actors - they are actual SEALS.

Which contributed to the dullness of the non-action scenes.



I agree.


Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: lester1/2jr on July 14, 2012, 08:16:15 AM
They should have called it Valorous Act


Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: The Burgomaster on July 14, 2012, 08:30:43 PM
They should have called it Valorous Act

They should have made it with a female cast and called it MACHINE GUN SLUTS FROM HELL.






Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: alandhopewell on July 24, 2012, 01:45:43 PM
I just finished this movie, and it is an amazing piece of work.  Starring real, active duty Navy SEALS, with a plot based on actual SEAL mission, this film is a stirring tribute to the courage, skill, and honor of the most elite paramilitary force in the U.S. Military - and, many would say, in the world.  The weapons are real, the tactics are real, and the characters are believable.  I don't want to give away any spoilers, but this film is worth seeing.  It reminds me of an old quote: "Good men sleep in peace at night because rough men stand ready to wreak havoc on those who would harm them."

     I've not seen the film, but I read the novelization last week. We all owe these extrordinary people a debt we can never pay in full.


Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: dean on July 25, 2012, 03:38:17 AM


They should have made it with a female cast and called it MACHINE GUN SLUTS FROM HELL.



if that happened I imagine we'd complain less about the acting if the cast's other assets were stacked in their favour...  :teddyr:


Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: snowman on December 02, 2012, 11:21:26 AM
It will be released here next week: some idiot went and added a U to the title.  :question:

Probably someone whole speaks the Queen's English (Brits, Aussies, Indians, Canucks, etc) who add an "U" to lots of words, e.g. favour, colour, labour, etc. that Americans leave out.


Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: ChaosTheory on December 05, 2012, 12:50:06 PM
The thing to remember is that the actors aren't actors - they are actual SEALS.

Oh, that's pretty hard to forget.


Title: Re: ACT OF VALOR (2012)
Post by: ulthar on January 14, 2013, 12:23:29 PM
Watched it this past weekend.  5 out of 5 stars for me.

I viewed it more in the mindset I'd watch a documentary.  The acting and script's plot elements were about the least concern I had.  This movie is about the bigger story, not the mechanics of telling that story.