Saturday, July 21, 2012

One Minute Movie Review: Act of Valor

Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh, two newcomers, bring us the new benchmark of modern day war films in this exquisite tribute to one of the most elite and deadly of America's special forces, the Navy SEALs. A unique, difficult to truly define film, that plays like a documentary and action flick at the same time using, real active, SEALs to act out this Clancy like military thriller. Solid performances by the entire cast which are both honest and engaging. The action sequences are quick, slick, and effective, utilizing genuine tactics, keeping you on the edge of your seat with each battle sequence. Sometimes hard to watch because of the gritty and brutal realism, the film moves along at a rapid pace without sacrificing quality or story. The plot is Intricate enough to maintain the tension but not so much so that it gets lost in translation. A frightening picture of what could be and an amazing demonstration of why our fighing men and women are the best in the world. I see a much needed shift in the way the Hollywood World is finally portraying our soldiers in the positive light they so richly deserve. 4 out of 5 Kernels; this movie is Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, and Never Quits!

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