Excerpt: Trailers for Act of Valor ignored non-combat dialogue. There’s a reason for that: so does much of the film. For as much as promo materials adored touting the active duty Navy Seals being given screen time, the actual product does everything in its power to keep them quiet.
Conclusion: Act of Valor is a popcorn flick, pure and simple. A modern day Saving Private Ryan this is not. The audio and video is awesome if nothing else (and are the saving graces here) while the film itself is mediocre at best.
Excerpt: Act of Valor, the new action flick in theaters which features active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs (apparently filmed in-between deployments), is both a salute to the men and women of the armed forces as well as an intense action movie.
Excerpt: I’ll say this much about Act of Valor : It’s the closest you can come to experiencing a military mission from the perspective of a Navy SEAL without actually enlisting. Co-directors Mike “Mouse” McCoy and Scott Waugh – collectively known as The Bandito Brothers – should appreciate that compliment,...
Excerpt: First things first: Navy SEALs are American heroes. The top-secret elite fighting force takes on a lot of dangerous missions, including killing Osama bin Laden in a daring raid, rescuing hostages, and performing tasks to which the general public isn’t and will never be privy.