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Old 02-24-12, 07:51 PM
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
I'm what's popularly described in the US as "liberal", but I have no problems with Act of Valor. The people here are taking it far too seriously.
This. It's a movie. Go see it or don't.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

You know, chris, if you're so opposed to this film, you may want to quit posting in this thread.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

I saw this with two friends tonight. We all thought it was spectacular. The acting of one of the guys was a little subpar, but the rest were excellent, IMO.

I was a little shocked at how good it was actually; with all the negative reviews, I expected it to be terrible.

The theater was packed, and I'd say half the audience applauded during the credits as well. The dude across the aisle was literally sitting on the edge of his seat for most of the film; I've always heard that expression, but I don't think I've seen anybody do it.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

Originally Posted by CaptainMarvel View Post
I saw this with two friends tonight. We all thought it was spectacular. The acting of one of the guys was a little subpar, but the rest were excellent, IMO.

I was a little shocked at how good it was actually; with all the negative reviews, I expected it to be terrible.

The theater was packed, and I'd say half the audience applauded during the credits as well. The dude across the aisle was literally sitting on the edge of his seat for most of the film; I've always heard that expression, but I don't think I've seen anybody do it.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

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Is it because it's PG-13?
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And probably under 2 hours...
Wait a minute...Is this the same Chris...? I didn't know that guy was back.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

I heard that the movie was shot with a DSLR camera. That's amazing.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

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I heard that the movie was shot with a DSLR camera. That's amazing.
Yeah, about 70-75% of the film was shot with Canon 5D Mark II, the rest was shot with traditional 35mm film cameras.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
This. It's a movie. Go see it or don't.


Which is what's already being said, but it seems that if you disagree with people then you're labeled a "spinless liberal with a vagina in between your ears."
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

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Which is what's already being said, but it seems that if you disagree with people then you're labeled a "spinless liberal with a vagina in between your ears."
Not sure who brought up the liberal angle. Living in TN for the last 2 decades, I know plenty of conservatives that have twats between their ears too.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

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Not sure who brought up the liberal angle. Living in TN for the last 2 decades, I know plenty of conservatives that have twats between their ears too.
Scroll up a few posts, you'll see the posts.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Scroll up a few posts, you'll see the posts.
Gotcha. Thought you were saying my "vagina" posts were insinuating folks like that are liberals.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

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Wait a minute...Is this the same Chris...? I didn't know that guy was back.
Yes. I think it is. I HEAVILY think it is. He's been careful in his wording but....attitudes and certain beliefs of film have heavily sided me to believe he is the Chris of DVDtalk legend. A Chris I will never forget.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

Thank God this movie finally opened. Hopefully that means I don't have to hear that fuckin' Eminem song during the commercials. That said, I am interested in the battle scenes but will wait to rent it.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

You might also want to check out Hell and Back Again, a 2012 Oscar nominee for Best Feature Documentary that starts with footage from an embedded camera crew with an Army platoon in Afghanistan and then follows one man as he tries to adjust to life back home. It's available on Netflix Streaming now.

War is not a video game.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

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Civilians, you can't live with them and you can't shoot them.
Sure you can, plenty of current and vets have snapped and killed a bunch of people.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

So, my thoughts:

The acting was as atrocious as expected from the SEALs, but is that really worth criticizing? They are fucking SEALs, not actors. I thought the actors who portrayed the villains were pretty good though.
The action was awesome, loved the opening mission in the jungle. Head shots galore. I thought the "FPS view" was alittle cheesy.
I was surprised at the heartwarming ending. I genuinely felt compassion for the wife.

Better than I thought it would be, enjoyed it.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

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The acting was as atrocious as expected from the SEALs, but is that really worth criticizing? They are fucking SEALs, not actors.
Yes, it really is worth criticizing. If someone is in a film, they need to help the film work. Actors who can't act either bring the film down with their lack of professionalism, or turn the proceedings into comedy. Either way, the suspension of disbelief is tempered, and the efforts of the rest of the cast and crew are tainted by the weakest links on screen. Same goes for any sports star, politician or nine-days-wonder who ever got stunt-cast in a film: if you can't act, stay out of frame.

Of course this is not a dismissal of Navy SEALs in general; I feel it's necessary to point that out before someone decides not to read what I actually typed. Our military is fan-fucking-tastic. But if they suck at acting, I'm not interested in watching them in a film.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

I understand your point, but exceptions can be made and this was one of them. The quality of the acting didn't affect my enjoyment of the film. There is one reason and only one reason to see this movie, and that's to see the SEALs in action, and in that aspect the film succeeded.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
Yes, it really is worth criticizing. If someone is in a film, they need to help the film work. Actors who can't act either bring the film down with their lack of professionalism, or turn the proceedings into comedy. Either way, the suspension of disbelief is tempered, and the efforts of the rest of the cast and crew are tainted by the weakest links on screen. Same goes for any sports star, politician or nine-days-wonder who ever got stunt-cast in a film: if you can't act, stay out of frame.
Of course this is not a dismissal of Navy SEALs in general; I feel it's necessary to point that out before someone decides not to read what I actually typed. Our military is fan-fucking-tastic. But if they suck at acting, I'm not interested in watching them in a film.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
I understand your point, but exceptions can be made and this was one of them. The quality of the acting didn't affect my enjoyment of the film. There is one reason and only one reason to see this movie, and that's to see the SEALs in action, and in that aspect the film succeeded.
This. I've seen far worse acting from "professional" actors, while I've never seen action of this caliber before.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

Definitely worth seeing. Yes the acting is questionable in some places with a bit of cheesy dialogue or lines delivered a little choppy, but look at United 93, sometimes you sacrifice certain aspects to get the realism you want.

When the mini-guns opened up on the bad guys I almost crapped myself. The action was the most immersive since Saving private Ryan. I did question the use of the first person view. Kept reminding me of DOOM. All-in-all a solid B
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Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
I understand your point, but exceptions can be made and this was one of them. The quality of the acting didn't affect my enjoyment of the film. There is one reason and only one reason to see this movie, and that's to see the SEALs in action, and in that aspect the film succeeded.
Exactly.

Can't wait to see this on Tues.
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I did question the use of the first person view. Kept reminding me of DOOM. All-in-all a solid B
The "Last Stand" perk definitely wasn't in Doom!
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You might also want to check out Hell and Back Again, a 2012 Oscar nominee for Best Feature Documentary that starts with footage from an embedded camera crew with an Army platoon in Afghanistan and then follows one man as he tries to adjust to life back home. It's available on Netflix Streaming now.

War is not a video game.
the filming of the combat scene in Hell and back Again are impressive, however most of the movie is just tedious.
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Re: Act of Valor -- 2/17/12 -- (starring active duty Navy SEALs)

Saw this tonight with my boy and we both loved it. Yes, the acting by the SEALs was bad on occasion, but nowhere near as atrocious as many are claiming. And I actually enjoyed the performances of the two lead villains and the CIA handler guy. (The showdown on the yacht was great.)

Plus, some of the best action sequences I've ever seen.

Surprisingly well filmed and surprisingly touching at the end.

First day purchase for me on Blu for sure.

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