Act of Valor
The only easy day was yesterday
Go "down range" with real, active duty Navy SEALs in this adrenaline-fueled action-adventure that inserts you into the heart of the battle, alongside America's best and bravest. When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.
Wow. What a special brand of bad. At least some of the action beats are interesting. As for the real life soldiers...at times the acting is so bad that it feels like you're watching a porno that just never gets to any sex. This is the most I've laughed at a movie in a long time.
That’s it, we did it. The search is over, congratulations everyone. The worst movie ever made has been found. This is not a statement of hyperbole for a review that will have fun at the expense of a bad film. This review is a proclamation saying that cinema is now dead.
Any way that you look at it Act of Valor is offensive. There are exactly zero ways of defending this movie (calling this a movie may be inaccurate but movie has a better ring to it than Satan’s master plan to destroy the earth). Act of Valor is a movie based on nothing more than a love of video games and a rather simple interpretation of patriotism. I’m not…
This film is like Hot Shots without all the jokes.
Private Dead Meat and Private Best Buddy are great friends. We know this because they tell this to each other every chance they get.
Private Dead Meat has a pregnant wife. We know this because Private Best Buddy keeps telling us all the time.
Private Dead Meat is going to get a leave of absence to be with his pregnant wife. We know this because we are told by Private Best Buddy, moments before they embark on a very very very dangerous mission.
Private Dead Meat will die. We know this because we do not have the IQ of a retarded sea sponge, unlike this film's scriptwriter.
The only Act of Valor you'll see is you sitting there having survived this awful piece of war propaganda.
A disgusting display of US military propaganda. Act of Valor's gimmick is that a purports to display "real life action", however, it slips into every action/war cliche ever assembled, combined with some of the worst pornstar-like acting I've ever encountered.
The script is horrible, there's too much military jargon, all the characters are chest-thumbing, uber-family man loving, All-American G.I. Joe, action superheroes, who never even stop to question who and why they are fighting. They just blindly obey. There's no depth to these characters. They're all perfect, Stoic human-beings. No shades of grey, and nothing that gives them any kind of meaning, outside of being carbon copy jarheads.
The action, while slightly interesting, is little more than a glorified advert…
It has some impressive camera work , but it is often used in the wrong place. The First person view was good, in fact great at times, but other times it feels overused. The action sequence gives you a feel of an fps game, but sadly that was the last, if not the only, good thing about this movie.
The rest is absolutely shit. Poor direction, bad narration, fucked up acting, shitty storyline and at times the camera work is shit too.
Better watch a fps live action trailer than this shit.
Navy SEALs tortured by appalling script, get their own back by beating the remaining life out of it. Action scenes are pretty good but you could say that about a computer game. As noted by others, it plays out like a feature-length recruitment ad... as shot by the Hallmark Channel. Full review www.eyeforfilm.co.uk/reviews.php?film_id=21804
'merica, fuck yea!
Wieder einer der Filme, die ordentlich Potential verschenken. Der Anfang ist wieder sehr vielversprechend. Leider hält sich das nicht, zum Ende hin wird es nochmal etwas Call of Duty lastig, danach wieder schön patriotisch emotional.
Sehr gut finde ich die POV Kameraaufnahmen und allgemein die militärische Inszenierung. Also zB Landung mit dem Heli über dem Meer um in ein U-Boot zu kommen, oder HALO Sprünge aus den AC Maschinen.
Im allgemeinen war die Kamera sehr gut, wurde aber zu oft zu hektisch. Farblich dann sehr monoton aber der Sound wiederum passte gut.
Was gar nicht ging waren die schauspielerischen "Talente". Die ein oder andere Konversation wäre sehr viel besser gewesen, wenn sie einfach nicht statt gefunden hätte..
Alles in allem ok, aber nix was einem länger im Kopf bleibt.
I had read plenty about Act of Valor being Call of Duty the movie, or a recruitment film for the biggest employer in the world, and in truth it is exactly these things. It’s probably unfair that only Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh are credited as directors. The heavy hand of the pentagon can be felt in every frame of this jingoistic nonsense and their skill for filmmaking really does not match their skill for levelling the Middle East. You may have gathered from the tone already but in the spirit of full disclosure I’m a wet-liberal-commie loving sommabitch and not really in the target demographic.
The USP of this boy’s own adventure is that the cast is filled with…
Interesting stuff, pure action and setup where real-life Navy Seals jump into a James Bond type plot. The acting wasn't great (expected) but there were some really good action sequences.
With the cast, it is not surprising that the script was as straight laced as it was, but this was a detriment to the film.
Brilliant and uplifting! Come at me, Proles!
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Wow- I had heard the acting in this movie was bad, but really, wow. The characters who are played by actual navy seals are literally on the level of porn actors in their acting ability. So why is this worse than its forebearer martial-arts movies, that take physically gifted non-actors and put them in leading roles? Well in those flicks, you typically have:
a) the visual impact of the fighting ability of the martial artist compensates more for the lack of acting, whereas the ability to point a gun real-well doesn't quite measure up
b) usually (but granted, not always) the martial artist has some kind of charisma. These seals have zero on-screen charisma or presence. Even the voice-over narration…
Looks nice and the action is decent. But everything else is brutal. Hearing the lines is like sticking a knife in your flesh.
It's...alright. Some might say the lack of trained actors is a bad thing, but it's just as much a good thing as it is bad, because they make the action sequences really legit. The beginning is really depressing, likely on purpose to strike that chord among the viewer. I can see how some would call this a "Navy promotional ad film", but it also kinda feels like a film based off a shooter video game. And this film is about as good as a shooter game film could be.