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Act Of Valour - 19/3/2012 4:35:12 PM   
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Only thing that would get me to watch this - 19/3/2012 4:35:12 PM   


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is if the charcters were portrayed by actual seals, not us navy ones, i mean actual seals.

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still big - 20/3/2012 7:13:28 PM   

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i hear though its gone down a smash hit in the US, which isnt suprising

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- 21/3/2012 9:28:36 AM   

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...Not to mention a really, really naff title.

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- 22/3/2012 11:03:04 PM   


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Just leave your brain at the door and you will have a great time.

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RE: Act Of Valour - 26/3/2012 1:15:02 PM   

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The action and tech on display is quite good, the problem comes when they open their mouths.

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- 26/3/2012 4:57:51 PM   


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Semper Fudge..

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RE: - 29/3/2012 4:57:38 PM   
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Oh come nothing wrong with the film that a new Director, Scriptwriter, Cinematographer oh & what's that other thing that at the start they didn't think they needed oh yes ACTORS!
Sreriously though one of the most boring Action films i've seen in a long while wouldn't even be worthy of a place on the rubbish movie channels on Sky Movies 4 Men, etc is it?

3/10 God help us I suppose there'll be a sequel.

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RE: Act Of Valour - 6/4/2012 4:45:38 PM   

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God bless America, gun porn, plenty of stars n stripes, heroic sacrifices and a military funeral with full honours...its all very serious here I tell ya.

I have read this is kinda like a remake of the classic action fest 'Navy Seals', it does feel a bit like the Sheen/Biehn/Paxton vehicle accept for one thing, this film is highly realistic and minus the over the top characters...of course. In fact this film (like a few others) is so accurate you would think the SEALS are kinda giving their game away by allowing films like this to be made, you don't see action films showcasing the inner workings of how the SAS manoeuvre and take down targets, I'm not sure it would be allowed.

I have also read that this is pretty much just a recruitment drive for the US military/Navy, to get young men excited and wanna join up. Whether this may or may not make young men want to join I dunno, 'Top Gun' certainly helped I recall, one thing I do know, this is a rip roaring military action film which is damn hot and makes you wanna play 'CoD' hehe.

OK so you wanna see a film adaptation of 'Call of Duty' or 'Battlefield' then this is your film, the whole story plays out like a 'CoD' mission from start to finish with plenty of dubious greasy foreigners as the baddies. Its not hard to follow as the film moves from one action set piece to another interspersed with simple plot explanations from various military officers. The action is first rate and gets your pulse racing as the camera gives you a first person perspective from one of the SEAL team much like your well known FPS's, combine this with some excellent sequences mixing sniping, HALO jumping, extractions, room sweeping and plenty of bloody terrorist take downs

The film is set up well with a nasty terrorist act which you can obviously see coming but it does wrench your heart out, from that point on you wanna see some kick ass revenge. The first target, to extract a female hostage, is slick savage and amazing to watch with a long fast fluid sequence to rival any top action film around. I can't see how this can disappoint anyone who wants action. To be honest after that the film does lull somewhat, its hard to follow on from the excellent jungle shoot out at the start but the ending sequence in Mexico again is bang on form and shouldn't disappoint.

In short this film is all American as you would expect, its very bland and not hard to follow, its pretty much a whole video game mission and the acting is really quite bad haha no idea who the cast are but they are all wooden as hell. On the other hand if you wanna see some kick ass realistic SEAL team action gunning down lots of slimy terrorists and drug dealers with multiple close ups on various big kick ass guns...then this could be for you.

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RE: RE: - 10/4/2012 2:03:14 PM   
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.... wouldn't even be worthy of a place on the rubbish movie channels on Sky Movies 4 Men, etc is it?

3/10 God help us I suppose there'll be a sequel.

When you diss movies for men, you're essentially dissing Lewis Collins' back catalogue - which is cruel and unreasonable. Besides, Command Leopard is quality.


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RE: RE: - 21/4/2012 3:51:21 PM   


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The patriotism in this movie is so think that you can cut it with a bayonet. The seals are all ruggedly handsome and courageous and take bullets in the gut, then bandage themselves up with the stars and stripes and insist on fighting for sheer bravado.

I wish I was making that up, one solider gets shot through the eye, yet still finds the courage and sheer will to promote/preserve "freedom" (or that loose definition that the US have of freedom) to keep fighting on.

The music is orchestral trumpet wails that are so heroic and mournful that you can pretty much picture the tears rolling down the musicians face.

I do think that the director just sat around and played games like Call of Duty, Battlefield and Ghost Recon, and thought to themselves, "let's make a move that looks like this." So we are treated to first person perspectives and over head shots that highlight the terrorists with blue diamonds like Ghost Recon Advance Warfighter. And like a video game, the story is just as convoluted as Modern Warfare presents to gamers every two years.

I think this film is nothing but a propaganda film (and a bad one at that), and I was amazed not to handed a pamphlet on how to join the seals as I exited the screening.

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RE: Act Of Valour - 19/5/2012 6:47:38 PM   


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Atrocious propaganda dog turd of a film; even the action scenes suck donkey balls.


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