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Ignore the Haters… ACT OF VALOR is a great piece of film making.
HotAir.com ^ | 02.24.12 | Kevin McCullough

Posted on 02/24/2012 8:19:44 AM PST by jodiluvshoes

The filmmaker’s Q & A following the screening was also very telling. Their primary motivation for making this apolitical movie about the life of Navy Seals was primarily to pay honor and tribute to the sacrifice these extraordinary individuals make in order for all the rest of us to walk around free.

The liberals in attendance gave the film the same standing ovation I did, because they were drawn into an intense story line that did not choose partisan sides.

That’s not to say that liberals who haven’t seen the film aren’t making a partisan issue of it.

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1 posted on 02/24/2012 8:19:50 AM PST by jodiluvshoes
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To: jodiluvshoes

I’m checking it out tonight...looks great from the trailer.


2 posted on 02/24/2012 8:27:24 AM PST by EEGator
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To: jodiluvshoes

The only reason they made this movie is because it’s an election year and Obama is on the ticket.

Consider: this movie was made in Hollywood - a place that hates the military. JarHead, Redacted, etc, etc, etc.

I’m not going to go along with the blatant politicization of US fighting personnel in such a fashion - especially when Obama wants to slash the military budget!

I’m not going to be sucked in. I find this offensive.


3 posted on 02/24/2012 8:31:08 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: jodiluvshoes

Dan Patrick praised it at length this morning.


4 posted on 02/24/2012 8:38:01 AM PST by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: EEGator
I am heading to it with my 14 year old son who has the lofty goal of becoming a seal someday. He has no illusions that he will make it but has spent the last two years at Culver Academy trying to be the best man he can be. I hope it doesn't disappoint.
5 posted on 02/24/2012 8:52:42 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink

I think the movie won’t disappoint. I wish your son good luck. He has plenty of time for prepping. Here is a link for a fitness book your son might like:
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Navy-Fitness-Third/dp/1578262666/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330102759&sr=1-2


6 posted on 02/24/2012 9:00:43 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Tzimisce

The argument could just be as easily made that this is an anti-Obama film....

Per the producers who are essentially no-name, the film is a tribute to the armed forces, the men who serve and their families who support them.

This is the only reason active duty Seals participated in their off-time to help make the movie.....No one ordered them...in fact they first refused citing your base argument....

I’ll agree, that almost everything that comes out of Hollywood has a either an obvious or obscured liberal political slant, but not all.

Mel Gibson’s “The Patriot” or “The Passion of Christ” are two blockbusters hat quickly come to mind. The Hollywood elite had a meltdown and howled over these films, withholding many awards innapropriately....

If this movie proves to be the real deal, a true non-political tribute to these warriors, then going to see it is a finger in the Hollywood’s elite collective eye....


7 posted on 02/24/2012 9:01:02 AM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: jodiluvshoes; Biggirl; RaceBannon; NautiNurse; DollyCali; Bender2
I just lost respect for Russ Leatherman - aka "Mr. Moviefone" (moviefone.com). During his weekly gig today on Jim Vicevich's conservative talk radio show on WTIC 1080 AM (Hartford, CT), Mr. Moviefone absolutely trashed Act of Valor as a "propaganda piece" for the military. However he's "all in" for a piece of garbage like "Wanderlust".

I'm disgusted with Mr. Moviefone - he's sold out to the Hollywood liberals, I thought he was above that.

My husband and I will go out of our way to see "Act of Valor" ASAP.

8 posted on 02/24/2012 9:01:37 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: jodiluvshoes

On the one hand, I am very interested in seeing this film when released in the UK, probably a DVD release as opposed to cinema. And its great to see the SEALS get a film.

On the other, it does look like a ‘straight to dvd’ film thats getting a lot of hype. I hope no one is expecting to see a film of the timeless quality of a Sgt York or a Pork Chop Hill.


9 posted on 02/24/2012 9:01:54 AM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: Tzimisce

They started making the movie five years ago. Do you think the actual active duty Navy SEALs who star in the movie find it “offensive”?


10 posted on 02/24/2012 9:03:03 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Tzimisce

Perhaps you want to do some research on the project before jumping to conclusions.

The filmmakers initially were brought in to make a SEAL recruitment film. This project has been ongoing for 2 years because the SEAL actors have been on and off deployment.

A pro military film in no way helps Obama. His base hates the military and hates heroes that believe in God and Country.


11 posted on 02/24/2012 9:03:17 AM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: jodiluvshoes

Listened to Michael Savage a few nights ago - he went into the “conspiracy” theory on the deaths of the 22 SEALs in Afghanistan. An Army copter pilot called in and said he and his fellow pilots are convinced it was a set-up, done deliberately and as compensation for offing Osama...
just throwing this out for discussion...


12 posted on 02/24/2012 9:03:35 AM PST by matginzac
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To: crosslink

Your son can join the US Naval Sea Cadets, http://www.seacadets.org.

They have a Navy Seal summer training for the cadets. He can get a taste of the program and see what he thinks.

The cadets are ages 13-17.

Here is a list of the trainings they offer after the cadet completes boot camp:

TRAINING SCHOOLS

* AIRMAN TRAINING (BASIC & ADVANCED)
* AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAINING
* FAA GROUND SCHOOL
* CULINARY ARTS TRAINING
* MEDICAL TRAINING (GENERAL, FIELD, SURGICAL & DENTAL TECH)
* FIREFIGHTING TRAINING
* PHOTO JOURNALISM TRAINING
* CEREMONIAL GUARD
* SUBMARINE SEMINAR
* MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING
* CONSTRUCTION BATTALION (SEABEE) TRAINING (BASIC & ADVANCED)
* MINE WAREFARE OPERATIONS TRAINING
* MUSIC SCHOOL
* SEAL TEAM TRAINING
* EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL TRAINING
* AMPHIBIOUS TRAINING
* PETTY OFFICER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
* MASTER-AT-ARMS TRAINING (MILITARY POLICE/LAW)
* JUDGE ADVOCATED GENERAL (JAG) TRAINING
* SAILING SCHOOL
* SCUBA SCHOOL
* SEAMANSHIP TRAINING
* SHIPBOARD TRAINING


13 posted on 02/24/2012 9:07:31 AM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: EEGator

EEGator

Thank you, I will pass it along to him. He is a noble modest kid with a great deal of drive and athletic ability. He found Culver Military Academy when he was 12 and asked to go.


14 posted on 02/24/2012 9:07:44 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Tzimisce

Slash the military budget? Fox just had a analyst on who said that Obama is telling close friends he intends to destroy the US’ entire nuclear weapons stockpile before he leaves office so he can be the “nuclear free” president.


15 posted on 02/24/2012 9:09:23 AM PST by pabianice (")
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To: Tzimisce

The filmmakers had been involved with the Seals on a project before Obama was elected.


16 posted on 02/24/2012 9:10:00 AM PST by Borges
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To: crosslink

My son is also prepping for the Seals, he’s 20 years old a lettering collegiate athelete in two sports and Dean’s list for the past 5 semesters majoring in Electrical Engineering.

He is currently working with a Seal Team recruiter (active duty Seal)for when he earns his degree.

Have your son work equally as hard on multiple languages, this is a great help.

The physical portion is tough but the mental portion is the greatest.

Good luck to your son!


17 posted on 02/24/2012 9:10:10 AM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: hedgetrimmer

Wow this site and its members are a blessing. Thank you we will be looking into this for him. He has spent the last 2 years at Culver Military camps in Indiana. He is looking for something this summer.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 9:11:16 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Wow this site and its members are a blessing. Thank you we will be looking into this for him. He has spent the last 2 years at Culver Military camps in Indiana. He is looking for something this summer.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 9:11:39 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink

You’re welcome. He sounds like a motivated kid. I think he’ll do just fine, whatever path he chooses. Take care.


20 posted on 02/24/2012 9:13:12 AM PST by EEGator
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To: nevergore

Thank you, He has been in Spanish Emersion since preschool but I will get him to branch out into the others this summer.


21 posted on 02/24/2012 9:14:15 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: jodiluvshoes

My husband and I are fighting over who gets to go with my son to see it.

I am gonna win that one.

:)


22 posted on 02/24/2012 9:16:58 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Tzimisce

Uh, they started filming in 2007. I suppose they already had advance knowledge that obie would need a kick start for the ‘11 elections huh?


23 posted on 02/24/2012 9:16:58 AM PST by rktman
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To: jodiluvshoes

Will they making a movie about truck drivers, cooks, chopper mechanics, etc. You know the support people that make the jobs of the special forces possible. Can’t wait for the Obama administration-sanctioned movie about
the death of Bin laden to come out right before the election. You know the know one directed by the same gal who directed “The Hurt Locker”. The same gal that got sued for basing the story on real characters from an EOD team without getting permission. This time the Obama people gave her classified information to make this movie about Bin laden and his “death” at the hands of Obama the Destroyer. Hollywood trying to get their favorite liberal reelected president by compromising future missions of the US special forces. The Seals or any other element of the US military does not this type cheerleading BS. Their jobs are no more important than the man who serves them breakfast and that is exactly what they will tell you. Obama is an idiot.


24 posted on 02/24/2012 9:19:49 AM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: crosslink

I expect that the Hollywood crowd would criticize anything that didn’t portray Obama as the all conquering hero. That election propaganda they’re working on for the fall will likely show Obama rappelling into Bin Laden’s compound and making the kill shot.


25 posted on 02/24/2012 9:24:13 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: Tzimisce

This isn’t an 0bama thing, whatsoever.. It’s been on the books for a few years and you could make the case that they rushed it’s release now so that 0bama couldn’t milk it for votes closer to November. Based on early reviews and audience response this movie sounds very much worth seeing.

The ‘kill OBL’ SEALs movie was indeed planned for release close to the election to give 0bama a boost but that movie’s been delayed to 2013, thank God. LOL!


26 posted on 02/24/2012 9:30:00 AM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: littleharbour

You left out the part where 0bama jumps over the fence and blows up the stealth helicopter tail that otherwise would be left behind.


27 posted on 02/24/2012 9:32:33 AM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: jodiluvshoes

Rush is talking it up near the end of the first half hour...


28 posted on 02/24/2012 9:33:59 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: jodiluvshoes

I didn’t know Montel Williams was a Marine and Annapolis graduate. His list of accomplishments are many but his military plans were thwarted due to being given the wrong dose of immunization medication during pre-commissioning (along with 99 others).


29 posted on 02/24/2012 9:42:03 AM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: jodiluvshoes

I will probably see and enjoy this film. That said, what happened to “Silent Professionals” ?? The SEALs have been in the news more than the Kardashians.


30 posted on 02/24/2012 9:45:28 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: douginthearmy

A friend of my daughter went into the Seals a few years ago.

When he left the military he hiked the entire Appalachian Trail for a bit of relaxation.

They are a breed apart.


31 posted on 02/24/2012 9:50:26 AM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Tzimisce

I don’t think that this will give Obama any kind of boost. Let’s face it, people don’t necessarily think of Obama when they are reminded of the sacrifice that our soldiers make or the hell that they go through for our sake. If anything, this might make him look worse because he is out to slash the defense budget and isn’t a huge fan of the military in general. Everybody knows this.

If this was an attempt by Hollywood to drum up support for their guy, it ain’t going to work.

I happen to love this kind of movie! I also like shows like Surviving the Cut that show you the grueling trials that our men in the military have to go through to become members of the Special Forces, Army Rangers, etc. Very insightful stuff!


32 posted on 02/24/2012 9:55:37 AM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: jodiluvshoes
Act of Valor reviews
33 posted on 02/24/2012 9:57:02 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: jodiluvshoes

I guarantee hollywood will diss this film. There are no hollywood actors and who the hell needs the fakes when you got real Seals.


34 posted on 02/24/2012 9:58:16 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Tzimisce

Then you’re an absolute MORON. The film-makers made this film to stick a thumb in the eye of Hollywood (who didn’t want them to make it) and the administration (who consistently let the military be dissed by their elitist friends.)

Seeing this movie would strike a blow at the heart of both the White House, and Hollyweird...

But don’t let a few facts get in the way of your gasbagging rage...


35 posted on 02/24/2012 9:58:44 AM PST by jodiluvshoes (thats shoes!!!)
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To: Tzimisce
No Hollywood actors could play these rolls according to the directors. The directors used real SEALs and live ammo. Live ammo has not been used in films since the 1920s, according to Waugh.

The directors were very impressed with the SEALs for obvious and not so obvious reasons. During the research phase of the film the directors got to know the SEALs personally and came to realize that no effing left wing wuss (i.e. deCaprio/Demon) Hollywood wimp actors could portray the authentic SEALs so, they cast Active Duty SEALs to accurately portray these men of substance. The directors are Scott Waugh and Mike (Mouse) McCoy. Quoting Mouse, “We connected with these Brotherhood of men and really saw a Brotherhood that we thought only existed in mythology, but was real...”

Also, the Pentagon scrubbed all TTP (technique, tactic and procedure) out of the movie.

36 posted on 02/24/2012 9:58:44 AM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: jodiluvshoes

Not Breaking News.


37 posted on 02/24/2012 9:58:49 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: EEGator

Since Obama became president he has specifically singled out the Navy contingent of US Special Operations Command, also known as Navy Seals. Has anyone heard of him mentioninng Army Rangers, Marine Force Recon, US Air Force Pararescue, US Air Force Combat Controllers, ect. The answer is no. They are all highly trained, the best of the best in special forces. Seals are one contingent of this Special Forces Command, which is located at McDill AFB Force, Florida. In past administrations no one unit of the US military has been singled out for special glory and praise, while ignoring the professionalism of the others. This is done for a reason. It is called working as a team and no part being any stronger than the other part of the team. The reason that Neil Armstrong, who was not in the military was chosen to be the first man on the moon is because he was not in the military. Buzz Aldrin was in the Air Force and was chosen to be the second man to set foot on the moon. This was done for a reason. Obama needs to let the military do it’s job and he needs to quit pretending he’s Rambo and that the only special forces in the US military are called Seals. It’s getting silly.


38 posted on 02/24/2012 10:00:02 AM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: rogue yam

: )

Is too! This is a pro Military movie. Hello, when DID this happen last???

; )


39 posted on 02/24/2012 10:01:26 AM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

I have been itching to see this movie for months!


40 posted on 02/24/2012 10:01:39 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

To be honest, I just heard about this movie recently. It looks pretty awesome though!


41 posted on 02/24/2012 10:03:44 AM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Tzimisce
Rush did a “how this got made” monologue in the first hour. I should be posted to his website soon. You might want to read it. It looks like it was sort of an accident when the company who filmed it was making training films for the military. It seems to have evolves on its own.
We're going to go see it and then I'll post again.
42 posted on 02/24/2012 10:03:59 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: NKP_Vet
I totally agree with you. : (
43 posted on 02/24/2012 10:04:05 AM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: NKP_Vet

I was in the USAF, so I’m well aware of the other Special Forces units. (I took and passed the PAST test myself) I don’t understand why you are talking to me about Obama. I never mentioned him, I only stated that I look forward to the movie.


44 posted on 02/24/2012 10:05:23 AM PST by EEGator
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To: jodiluvshoes

I’m going to see it tomorrow, and can’t wait.


45 posted on 02/24/2012 10:06:24 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: jodiluvshoes

Thank you all, I will see it. I wonder if it will do well in New York??? Especially Manhattan???


46 posted on 02/24/2012 10:07:11 AM PST by seoul62
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To: NKP_Vet

The SEALs have been getting a lot of publicity lately compared to the other special forces.

Another very good movie about Special Ops is Black Hawk Down. IIRC, there are no SEALs in it—just Delta Force, Rangers, and Night Stalkers.


47 posted on 02/24/2012 10:10:15 AM PST by WPaCon
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To: Chgogal

Well, you do have a point there.


48 posted on 02/24/2012 10:19:19 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: WPaCon

I thought there was a USAF PJ and a Combat Controller as well.


49 posted on 02/24/2012 10:20:00 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Deb

What says the great Debs? Will you see this film? Based on the previews that I’ve seen - I’m there.


50 posted on 02/24/2012 10:23:32 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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