Who else is going to see Act Of Valor this weekend? I'm going for sure, because I'm a military and Special Ops geek. I'll be in the front row taking notes and covering my eyes when things get too gory :)
The thing that surprises me the most about this film is that the actors are active duty SEALs. At first I was skeptical (like, HELL NO) that the Navy or DOD would allow such a thing, but after checking with sources I trust, I have to admit it seems true. In fact, one of the retired SEALs I follow on Twitter posted the other day that one of the actors was a student of his during BUD/S training.
Just to be clear, I would have seen the movie whether the actors were active duty SEALs or not, but this just makes it more fascinating for me.
Here's the trailer:
Looks good, right? Most of the reviews I've seen for it are positive too. It began as a recruitment video that morphed into a feature film, and the shooting of it took a long time because the actors would suddenly be called away on deployment and the directors were never sure when they would be back. Or if they'd come back at all.
Who's with me?