What started out as a short recruiting film has turned out to be a full-blown Hollywood big-budget production, without a doubt a video game to follow. Act of Valor, a fictional movie made with the Pentagon’s OK, differentiates itself from other action movies: it’s got real SEALS in it.
“The movie is loosely based on previously conducted Navy SEAL missions, and SEALS advised on all the tactics and action sequences. The film reportedly has the full support and backing of the Navy, which would seem necessary, as active duty U.S. Navy SEALS aren’t just consulting for the film—they are starring in it.”
All we can say is HELLS YES and other such interjections.
OK, we can say a little more. The Defense Department went all out supplying the real vehicles, the aircraft, the weapons, and most importantly, the soldiers. Not all the cast are SEALs, but we’re pretty sure we’ll be able to tell which of the guys are and which aren’t, based on their obvious and jutting badassery:
“SEALs are also all on a special diet. Many people are familiar with the dietary needs of athletes like Michael Phelps; he eats three fried egg sandwiches with cheese, tomatoes, fried onions and mayo. Then he has a five egg omelet, a bowl of grits, three slices of French toast and three pancakes with chocolate chips. This is just for breakfast. SEAL Team Six, therefor, eats only Olympic gold medalists.”
The movie comes out February 17th and will no doubt rake in millions, and we know we’re absolutely going to be there opening night. Which is saying something because have you been to the movies lately? It sucks now, and we all have microwaves for popcorn and giant-screen TVs at home. But for this, we’ll definitely see it on the silver screen:
“‘Act of Valor’ follows a Navy SEAL squad on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent, and in the process takes down a complex web of terrorist cells determined to strike America at all costs. The filmmakers had unprecedented Naval access resulting in high-octane combat sequences and never-before-seen military operation scenes which are composited from actual events in the lives of the men appearing in the film and their comrades.”
Who else is going to be there opening night?