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Act of Valor (2012) - Upcoming Navy SEAL movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by gort, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. gort

    gort Senior member

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    Finally a new movie about modern warfare that looks pretty good. Been waiting for something like this ever since Black Hawk Down.

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    It looks pretty cool. Also a pretty snazzy recruiting tool.
     


  3. rexthedestroyer

    rexthedestroyer Senior member

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    I'm not sold on this one. Seems kind of cheezy.
     


  4. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    but can that top THIS?

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  5. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    A Fictional story compared to a real situation is like comparing apples to oranges.
     


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    hurt locker was a giant pile of flaming shit in terms of military authenticity, whereas blackhawk down has been generally agreed upon by military types to be a more-or-less accurate depiction of combat.
     


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    It's not a matter of being realistic in every detail. It's a matter of portraying attitudes and behaviors among soldiers as commonplace that would not be tolerated among 99% of units. Jarhead and Generation Kill also do this and thus fall into the same category that jarude aptly names above.
     


  8. gort

    gort Senior member

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    I hated the Hurt Locker. The whole idea of a guy who "follows his own rules" and ignores all safety procedures because he is a "loose cannon" is pretty played out by now. I spent most of that movie rolling my eyes.
     


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    Rethinking Hollywood portrayals of war and conflict is definitely a good idea. And yes, soldiers (or marines, sailors, etc.) often get upset when they see these portrayals though they often consider them inevitable. Movies tend to either deify or crucify the military and neither is helpful. Much of what made Blackhawk Down good was that it generally avoided either of those two inaccurate extremes.
     


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    I'm looking forward to the film about the bin laden mission, even though it was written/directed by the hurt locker team - I have high hopes. I didn't think hurt locker was bad, but I wasn't amazed either.
     


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    The veterans I know don't watch war movies.
     


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