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post #1 of 97
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..and made by former US Navy commercial directors.

Read some cool info about this film here: http://www.slashfilm.com/act-valor-t...n-movie-beats/

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Originally Posted by lwright84 View Post

..and made by former US Navy commercial directors.

Read some cool info about this film here: http://www.slashfilm.com/act-valor-t...n-movie-beats/


Trailer for this looks awesome!
post #3 of 97
The best part? We're guaranteed a sequel after that bold rescue mission in Somalia several days ago.
post #4 of 97
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Lol, nice. Another fun fact about this film is it was shot primarily with Canon DSLRs (about 85% of it).
post #5 of 97
Definitely seeing this one.
post #6 of 97
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Wow, they used LIVE ammo..

post #7 of 97
Looks ok...kind of corny but who knows I thought bhd's trailer was corny
post #8 of 97
I for sure going to see this one
post #9 of 97
Saw the extended trailer before Haywire. Looks intense!
post #10 of 97
This looks really intense. I'll be screening it in about an hour from now. Here's the trailer:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?gl=CA&hl=...&v=cUkKuImX_ok
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There's something I don't understand, maybe that sounds silly, but aren't these guys supposed to work um 'under the radar'? Why make a movie with real ones? ...Yet I'm most likely going to see it as well, but I'm just wondering. I assume they're not using their real names on the credits either.
post #12 of 97
Maybe they're Seals who are about to be fired, so what the hey?

And boy, they did not like whoever was in that pickup.
post #13 of 97
None of their real names were used in the movie. Those DSLRs looked pretty damn good! Can't say anything else until Friday.
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And looking at some info on Seals, it's really the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (Seal Team 6) that is completely classified. Those are the dudes who croaked Bin Laden and did that Somali pirate raid recently. They wouldn't let a film crew near them. The other teams aren't as secretive.
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There's something I don't understand, maybe that sounds silly, but aren't these guys supposed to work um 'under the radar'?

I noticed the teaser said "active duty" SEALS were used in the film, which means taxpayers are paying them to be in a movie.

Uhhh...shouldn't they be out trying to get the bad guys instead of making a recruitment movie for the Pentagon public?
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And looking at some info on Seals, it's really the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (Seal Team 6) that is completely classified. Those are the dudes who croaked Bin Laden and did that Somali pirate raid recently. They wouldn't let a film crew near them. The other teams aren't as secretive.

I saw em all the time when I was over at Damneck at NMITC. Seal Team 6 isn't really what everyone thinks them to be...the news just says they are seal team 6 because the world barely knows anything about them.
post #17 of 97
Just like they think all weapons are AK-47's.
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just like they think all weapons are ak-47's.

exactly:d:d:d
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Uhhh...shouldn't they be out trying to get the bad guys instead of making a recruitment movie for the Pentagon public?

Bruckheimer's on vacation
post #20 of 97
Hopefully, there will be correct weapon handling for once...
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On a recent trip to San Diego, we stayed on Naval Amphibous Base Coronado. I had some time to cycle around the base on a Friday morning to look around. It was kind of fascinating to see that a BUDS class was training in the pool, and many other things around the base. I'm used to visiting the exchanges (shops) on military bases. This one had a section like I've never seen before. It was an usually large and well-stocled section of every type of tactical gear and accessories you could imagine. Especially interesting was the very large section of tactical gloves...the kind with hard plastic conformal knuckle armor. Also lots of elbow and knee armor. Another unique thing there was a good supply of waterproof note pads. Hmmm.

I noticed two things about the young men I saw there. They were in astounding physical condition, and they looked really intelligent; more so than the average enlisted troop out there. These guys are not all bulked up with over defined muscle, but they were "deep strong" if there is such a thing. They were very lean, big, but not bulky. Damned impressive. Another curious thing was that they were all quite good-looking guys; almost Tom Cruise in Top Gun type of look. Our daughter would have been impressed.

I sat down at the McDonald's on base with a young man who was alone and chatted with him. He was a young fellow from rural Kansas; 20 I think. He had been in the Navy a couple of years, but wanted to make one of the teams that is not SEALS, but special armament and tactics (or something similar) that also train there. Very competitive to get even a chance to be selected. I was extremely impressed how sharp and quietly down to earth the kid was for his age. I thanked him for his service and wished him luck. God bless 'em.

I can't imagine how this movie gets made with real SEALS who are going to remain active. They are always high value, so I can't imagine they can spare any. Must see, though.

I have no problem with them being involved with a film that may attract the special young men it takes to do this. We cannot afford to run short.
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Originally Posted by Cam Man View Post

On a recent trip to San Diego, we stayed on Naval Amphibous Base Coronado. I had some time to cycle around the base on a Friday morning to look around. It was kind of fascinating to see that a BUDS class was training in the pool, and many other things around the base. I'm used to visiting she exchanges (shops) on military bases. This one had a section like I've never seen before. It was an usually large and well-stocled section of every type of tactical gear and accessories you could imagine. Especially interesting was the very large section of tactical gloves...the kind with hard plastic conformal knuckle armor. Also lots of elbow and knee armor. Another unique thing there was a good supply of waterproof note pads. Hmmm.

I noticed two things about the young men I saw there. They were in astounding physical condition, and they looked really intelligent; more so than the average enlisted troop out there. These guys are not all bulked up with over defined muscle, but they were "deep strong" if there is such a thing. They were very lean, big, but not bulky. Damned impressive. Another curious thing was that they were all quite good-looking guys; almost Tom Cruise in Top Gun type of look. Our daughter would have been impressed.

I sat down at the McDonald's on base with a young man who was alone and chatted with him. He was a young fellow from rural Kansas; 20 I think. He had been in the Navy a couple of years, but wanted to make one of the teams that is not SEALS, but special armament and tactics (or something similar) that also train there. Very competitive to get even a chance to be selected. I was extremely impressed how sharp and quietly down to earth the kid was for his age. I thanked him for his service and wished him luck. God bless 'em.

I can't imagine how this movie gets made with real SEALS who are going to remain active. They are always high value, so I can't imagine they can spare any. Must see, though.

I have no problem with them being involved with a film that may attract the special young men it takes to do this. We cannot afford to run short.

Anytime we see guys with the $70 gloves...no comment.
Boots or gear mongols lol
post #23 of 97
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I can't imagine how this movie gets made with real SEALS who are going to remain active. They are always high value, so I can't imagine they can spare any. Must see, though.

I have no problem with them being involved with a film that may attract the special young men it takes to do this. We cannot afford to run short.

A recruitment video is fine...we see 'em all the time on the tube.
However, marketing a long version of one as a COMMERCIAL MOVIE is not.
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A recruitment video is fine...we see 'em all the time on the tube.
However, marketing a long version of one as a COMMERCIAL MOVIE is not.

I think you would love our recruitment videos oink.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AprqomTW-Wo
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I think you would love our recruitment videos oink.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AprqomTW-Wo

Perfect.
All I can say is....EVERYONE ON THIS THREAD SHOULD WATCH THIS VIDEO.
post #26 of 97
Grandpa and grandma need to take out the garbage after dark? No problem, get a Texas light to go with that Hummer.



Welcome to my hood.
post #27 of 97
^I want one!
post #28 of 97
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

A recruitment video is fine...we see 'em all the time on the tube.
However, marketing a long version of one as a COMMERCIAL MOVIE is not.

Says who, you? What's your problem with showing the military in a positive light?
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Perfect.
All I can say is....EVERYONE ON THIS THREAD SHOULD WATCH THIS VIDEO.

Very nice, clever, effective commericial. Are we supposed to see something other than that?

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Originally Posted by oink View Post

A recruitment video is fine...we see 'em all the time on the tube.
However, marketing a long version of one as a COMMERCIAL MOVIE is not.

Is your concern about where the proceeds of the ticket sales go?
post #30 of 97
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Says who, you? What's your problem with showing the military in a positive light?

Yup...says me.
I have no problem showing the military I pay for in a "positive light," as long as it is a realistic portrayl.


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Very nice, clever, effective commericial. Are we supposed to see something other than that?

I like The Message here....military service rarely resembles a Hollywood movie.


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Is your concern about where the proceeds of the ticket sales go?

If our taxes are paying for it and there is profit generated, I want it to go to the U.S. Treasury (where it belongs).
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