February 25, 2012
Act of Valor... Intense!
No, seriously - it's *intense*. I'm not a weepy chick under any stretch, but there are two things that get me every time - when children are hurt in acts of violence, and when people sacrafice themselves for the sake of others. Needless to say, I cried more than once in this movie, and I'm sure that colored my perspective of it. For me, this movie wasn't action ("Navy Seals", "Rescue Dawn"), so much as intensity ("Black Hawk Down", "Hurt Locker"). Knowing that it's based on real events and acted by actual active duty Navy Seals made it hit me that much more deeply. You can't walk out of this movie without adding to your respect of the men and women in our military. Throughout the movie I was shocked, and uncomfortable, surprised, relieved, anxious, fiercely proud, and most of all, deeply touched.
It was very well done, nearly unrelenting action once it started, excellent effects, massively realistic, wholly believable. And just a little scary.
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