Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Act of Valor - DVD Review

DVD Synopsis:

The only easy day was yesterday. In the Bandito Brothers’ ACT OF VALOR, an elite military force, portrayed by active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs, carries out an impossible mission with insane courage and incredible teamwork in one of the most gripping and emotionally charged movies of the year. Landing June 5th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, the ACT OF VALOR Blu-ray and DVD is loaded with extras including several deleted scenes, interviews with Navy SEALs, director’s commentary, exclusive featurettes, including a look at the real bullets and tactics used during filming, and much more! ACT OF VALOR was theatrically released by Relativity Media on February 24th and became the No. 1 movie in America in its debut.

An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, ACT OF VALOR stars a group of active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs, alongside actors Roselyn Sanchez, Alex Veadov, Jason Cottle and Nester Serrano, in a film like no other in Hollywood’s history. A fictionalized account of real life Navy SEAL operation, ACT OF VALOR features a riveting story that takes audiences on an adrenaline-fueled, edge-of-their-seat journey.

When a mission to recover a kidnapped CIA operative unexpectedly results in the discovery of an imminent, terrifying global threat, an elite team of highly trained Navy SEALs must immediately embark on a heart-stopping secret operation, the outcome of which will determine the fate of us all.

ACT OF VALOR combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the-minute battlefield technology, and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure film–showcasing the skills, training and tenacity of the greatest action heroes of them all: real Navy SEALs.

Produced and directed by former Baja 1000 champion Mike “Mouse” McCoy and former stuntman Scott Waugh, and written by Kurt Johnstad (300), the ACT OF VALOR Blu-ray and DVD arrives June 5th just in time for Father’s Day.

My Review:

Due to violence and scenes of torture, I do not recommend that children watch this movie.  It has an R rating for a reason.  With that said, I recommend Act of Valor for any adult who wants a fairly realistic military movie.  The plot of the story is ficticious but real Navy SEALS are used in the movie to play alongside  actors. The scenario of the story is that SEAL Team 7 learns a drug smuggler has connections with a terrorist and they go on missions to learn the connection between the two and stop the terrorist before reaching America.

In Act of Valor, you get a sense of what bravery, loyalty, and commitment Navy SEALS employ to carry through on tasks that ordinary citizens wouldn't dream of being able to carry out. 

I received DVD for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.


Megan said...

I skipped it in the theaters because of the violence - but it is important for all of us to understand what the military does, so hopefully other people have stronger stomachs than me!

royalegacy said...

I really want to see this. Thanks for sharing it.

Danielle S

Masshole Mommy said...

My husband has been dying to see this. I really don't like military movies, so I'll be sitting this one out!