Monday, March 5, 2012
Act of Valor, Review
I went to see Act of Valor this weekend. Overall good movie, It does have some Hollywood special effects but seems fairly realistic. I paid close attention to the dialog and terminology used and it was authentic. When they used helmet cams I picked up on their breathing patterns and found it interesting because I knew they were not actors. I have worked around Special Ops and SEAL's and was even assigned to one of their compounds in Iraq for 3 months so I had some basis for my observation. Even the grooming standards were true to form. Most movies like this would tend to show everyone with a 'high and tight' haircut but the 'hair on the collar' and beards is fairly common with them as they like to look non-military in civilian clothes. Overall a 'Must See' movie.