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Act of Valor Trumps Hollywood’s Asinine Squalor
Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2012 | Doug Giles

Posted on 02/26/2012 4:00:36 AM PST by Kaslin

Finally, a 21st century movie that doesn’t portray our military as corrupt, stupid, confused torturers who murder innocent babies.

Act of Valor, which opened this weekend, features active (and anonymous) Navy SEALs in the re-creation of real events that showcase our crème de la crème rescuing our operatives and crushing our enemies in an OMG type of way.

I’ve got two words for the manner in which our boys were depicted in this flick … Sa-lute!

If I were a wannabe enemy of the U.S.A. (foreign or domestic) I’d be crapping my cargo pants (or tunic) after viewing Act of Valor—chiefly because our special forces are some bad mamajambas who have the tools and the tenacity to jack you up.

Yep, be afraid, villains, as our troops are effective ministers of God poised, ready and willing with stealth and style to inflict the wrath of God on those who do evil. I’m talkin’ Romans 13:1-5 style. Look it up if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Another thing that I truly enjoyed about this film was the unambiguous patriotism of the soldiers and their families. Yep, no whining about their missions from their families or the SEALs who sacrificed their lives and limbs for God and country. It almost felt like I was in America again as I watched this movie. It was weird—but a good weird.

Even though it’s shocking to see our troops displayed in a magnificent manner within this Occuculture that loathes them, it was not a shocker to me; I have had the good fortune to spend time with many of our special ops and other soldiers in hunting camps from Alaska to Texas and have found them just as the movie displayed them: consummate class acts without a hint of the BS Hollyweird has smeared them with over the last decade.

I can’t say enough good things about this movie. In the theater in which my wife and I watched it we spotted several older gents and couples who sat in their seats and silently wept as the credits rolled. It was sacred.

I’m sure all the scabs and the venomous wood lice of the Left are going to crawl out from under the rocks where they dwell and bash this war pic, but that’s alright. Our SEALs and others have afforded you the right to be stupid and bray your insanity by keeping bad guys at bay, both at home and abroad, and thereby giving you the wherewithal to play your silly and ungrateful games against our fair land.

Lastly, parents, take your teenagers to see Act of Valor. Maybe, just maybe, some of the courage, patriotism and dignity depicted in this film will erase the film this crappy culture has slimed your kid with.

God bless America, our warriors who protect her, and those involved with this movie. Amen.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: actofvalor; hollywood; moviereview; specialforces; usnavy
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1 posted on 02/26/2012 4:00:40 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
"I can’t say enough good things about this movie. In the theater in which my wife and I watched it we spotted several older gents and couples who sat in their seats and silently wept as the credits rolled. It was sacred."

I've seen it twice. Each time at the end of the movie the audience was silent and respectful.

I will probably see it a couple more times before its run ends.

2 posted on 02/26/2012 4:11:17 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Kaslin

28% on the Tomatometer, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything. The biggest complaint I read about the movie was that the SEALs are portrayed as people without personality flaws (”so we never really get to know who they are”). I don’t know if that’s a fair critique or not. I’ll be going to see the film on Wednesday.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 4:11:46 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Kaslin

Does anyone think the anti-American scum bags in Hollywood will learn anything from this?

Or do you think they will continue to churn out dishonest garbage like Redacted?

I’ll say it again, the media in this country is our number one biggest enemy. That includes Hollywood!


4 posted on 02/26/2012 4:18:04 AM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Kaslin
As I stated Friday this is a must see for all FReepers. A wonderful movie depicting our troops in a good way.
Don't come back with any crap about the acting was bad or the bad guys were not real enough. I said Friday if you'll sit there and watch Stallone and Chuck Morris in a movie then these SEALS deserve Academy Awards for their performances.
5 posted on 02/26/2012 4:19:44 AM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Enterprise

I’ve seen it twice. Each time at the end of the movie the audience was silent and respectful.

Same here, it was very quite as the crowd filed out and it was a packed house.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 4:24:34 AM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Kaslin

I made the horrid mistake of watching the IFS Awards last evening (Spirit Awards...for independent films; their own little Oscar show). It was hosted by that idiot, Seth Rogan.

I say I watched it, but in truth, I could only stomach a little bit of it and turned it off before they had even so much as awarded a single Spirit Award.

Why? Seems Rogan just had to drop the F-bomb in virtually every other sentence. Totally gratuitously, I must add. Of course the audience of glitterati howled their approval every time.

The sickness of Hollywood is on full display. That culture, that town needs a serious housecleaning. It was disgusting, and believe me....I’m no prude or innocent.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 4:26:16 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Kaslin

It almost felt like I was in America again ...

This phrase reminded me of an old, but immensely timely, song by Carman ... America Again

8 posted on 02/26/2012 4:36:12 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: RightOnline

Hollywood is going the way of the music industry: The graveyard of no longer useful entities. As tech increases more and more independent moviemakers will be kicking their ass simply because they will be making better movies as they will not have some Marxist cocaine addict dictating what they can and cannot make. Movies, music will alll be sold by word of mouth, if it is good and the leftists and their agendas will be hung out to dry.


9 posted on 02/26/2012 4:38:55 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: Enterprise
Because of the asinine squalor that is Hollywood, I have stopped watching contemporary movies almost entirely; however on the strength of your recommendation I will see this one.

Hollywood's asinine squalor, of course, is part of the asinine squalor that is American decadence--also known in Orwellian newspeak as "liberalism" (there's nothing liberal about it).

10 posted on 02/26/2012 4:39:58 AM PST by Savage Beast ("Improving" on truth is hubris and denial--the stuff of tragedy.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
28% on the Tomatometer, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything.

Ignore leftard critics. Box office numbers are running ahead of projections...weekend totals should prove interesting.

11 posted on 02/26/2012 4:41:36 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: RightOnline

I don’t mind if someone uses the F word occasionally, but if someone uses it continuously and constantly, I wonder about their mentality


12 posted on 02/26/2012 4:44:09 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Recon Dad

“A wonderful movie depicting our troops in a good way”

Ditto that!! We went to see it yesterday to a packed house. It was great!


13 posted on 02/26/2012 4:48:23 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Kaslin

I’d like some feedback on blood, gore, for the squeamish.
I’d like to see it, but others are reluctant.


14 posted on 02/26/2012 4:51:23 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Savage Beast
Thank you for your confidence in my opinion. You might have the same reaction to a depiction of an act of terrorism that I had early in the movie. I said "Jesus." It came out involuntarily. The scene is a horrific reminder to us of just what and who this nation is up against.

And trust me on this too, whatever contempt you had before for Hollywood and their smart assed anti-war prancing fancy boys, it will double after you see this movie.

15 posted on 02/26/2012 4:51:54 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Future Snake Eater
"The biggest complaint I read about the movie was that the SEALs are portrayed as people without personality flaws"

This is the wrong movie to watch for people who are looking for personality flaws. They only need to watch the MSM to get their fill of personality flaws.

16 posted on 02/26/2012 4:54:31 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Carbonsteel

The anti-American crowd will never learn. But this is for sure, the respect people have for the SEALS after seeing the movie is more profound than anything the anti-America will ever get close to.


17 posted on 02/26/2012 4:57:37 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Recon Dad

I thought it must be that way in other theaters too. Thanks for the confirmation.


18 posted on 02/26/2012 4:58:43 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Future Snake Eater; Kaslin
28% on the Tomatometer, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything.

That 28% is "the critics" rating. The "audience" rating is 85%, and is almost always a better indication of the quality of the flick, especially when it concerns politically or ideologically charged themes.

Although the critics are panning it, the people are loving it. Says a lot more about the critics than it does about the film.

19 posted on 02/26/2012 5:01:23 AM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: nuconvert

It doesn’t pull any punches on the combat part of it. In terms of gore, there aren’t a lot of entrails or rivers of blood. I would tell the squeamish to take a chance and see the movie. There is a point to the movie and Americans need to understand it.


20 posted on 02/26/2012 5:04:46 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Kaslin

I wonder if this will be screened at the White House?


21 posted on 02/26/2012 5:06:31 AM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propogandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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To: nuconvert
I’d like to see it, but others are reluctant.

If you want to see it go see it. Let the others see a different movie. Problem solved

22 posted on 02/26/2012 5:07:45 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: RightOnline

I’m with you

When you see the growth of filth and garbage in Hollywood you wonder if Sodom and Ghomorrah were the same way just before God decided to flush out the sewers.


23 posted on 02/26/2012 5:09:12 AM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propogandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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To: Mr. K

Yeah right. /s>


24 posted on 02/26/2012 5:10:32 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: who knows what evil?
Ignore leftard critics. Box office numbers are running ahead of projections.

Star Wars Episode I and Transformers 2 made $100s of millions...ignore box office numbers!

25 posted on 02/26/2012 5:14:38 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Kaslin

I’ve only seen the previews for AoV, but I wondered, would it not be disadvantageous to have Seal practices widely publicized?


26 posted on 02/26/2012 5:21:30 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Kaslin

wow, that was helpful.


27 posted on 02/26/2012 5:22:28 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Enterprise

Thanks


28 posted on 02/26/2012 5:23:48 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Kaslin

“In the theater in which my wife and I watched it we spotted several older gents and couples who sat in their seats and silently wept as the credits rolled. It was sacred.”

Sounds like he was in the same theater as we were! We watched this movie with 20 of our closest friends, a group which refers to itself as the “Old Goats” all parents of active duty Navy, Marine Corps and Army officers.

It was a sobering experience, and as the author states, “God bless America, our warriors who protect her, and those involved with this movie. Amen.”


29 posted on 02/26/2012 5:25:42 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: 9YearLurker

“I’ve only seen the previews for AoV, but I wondered, would it not be disadvantageous to have Seal practices widely publicized?”

At the movie last night, I sitting next to a couple whose son is a SEAL currently deployed to Afghanistan (we think). He told them that there is nothing in this movie about SEAL tactics that is not aleady in the public domain.


30 posted on 02/26/2012 5:30:59 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: Mr. K

My brother just sent me a text:

“If God doesn’t destroy Hollywood Boulevard, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology. #fb — MatthewNadu (@MatthewNadu)”


31 posted on 02/26/2012 5:35:00 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: Enterprise
It's hard for me to imagine that my contempt for Hollywood's asinine squalor could be greater than it is now, but I have no doubt that you're right. Thanks! ~S
32 posted on 02/26/2012 5:43:57 AM PST by Savage Beast ("Improving" on truth is hubris and denial--the stuff of tragedy.)
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To: Kaslin

Over $9 million on Friday....Saturday numbers are not out yet. It’s an astounding first day but the proof will be in next week’s numbers.


33 posted on 02/26/2012 5:48:40 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Kaslin

Excellent replies all!

One reason why I click on FR several times a day!

On a side note, the SEALs are now in the cross hairs of the Diversity Police. There are not enough blacks in their ranks for them to pass muster.

Being the best of the best is evidently “racist” to the “liberal” crowd if blacks are not proportionately represented in the same percentages as in the general population.

Just another front of cultural Marxism in the war to destroy this great nation.


34 posted on 02/26/2012 5:52:41 AM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: Enterprise
This is the wrong movie to watch for people who are looking for personality flaws.

And really, how likely is it that a recruit with personality flaws is going to make it into the program, let alone make it through BUD/S?

35 posted on 02/26/2012 5:56:27 AM PST by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: Carbonsteel
"Does anyone think the anti-American scum bags in Hollywood will learn anything from this?"

I certainly don't. They are so suffused and saturated with squalor and decadence that they are unable to see anything else. People so afflicted are incapable of doing anything but churning our garbage.

"I’ll say it again, the media in this country is our number one biggest enemy. That includes Hollywood!"

And you are absolutly right. It is a powerful propaganda machine that spreads squalor and decadence and, most basic of all, contempt for truth.

The people who do this are blinded by their own decadence and their own contempt for truth. They cannot see anything else. And they thus cannot understand and do not care how dangerously they are misleading enormous numbers of people.

36 posted on 02/26/2012 5:57:29 AM PST by Savage Beast ("Improving" on truth is contempt for truth: hubris and denial--the stuff of tragedy.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
The biggest complaint I read about the movie was that the SEALs are portrayed as people without personality flaws

Go see the movie and pay very careful attention to "Senior's" speech about each man in the unit needing to have their life in order (he calls it "balance"), living full lives without regret, so that the team would be in harmony for the mission.

Then try telling me about the biggest complaint being the SEALS don't have personality flaw's. These are MEN, living their lives to the FULLEST with their families and their team, knowing their next mission may be their last.

If only the rest of us had the COURAGE to live our lives that way!

37 posted on 02/26/2012 5:58:29 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: paterfamilias

Thanks—so I should well have presumed.


38 posted on 02/26/2012 5:58:47 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: wtc911

My theater was sold out. And that was at 4 in the afternoon.


39 posted on 02/26/2012 5:59:24 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Carbonsteel
Does anyone think the anti-American scum bags in Hollywood will learn anything from this?

Hollywood is too smug in what it things is "right" and too morally corrupt to know the difference between right and wrong.

40 posted on 02/26/2012 6:00:00 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Uncle Lonny
Being the best of the best is evidently “racist” to the “liberal” crowd if blacks are not proportionately represented in the same percentages as in the general population.

Here's another article which illustrates this same real life 'non-diversity' in a non-military setting. And it clearly isn't racism at work.

To Be Black at Stuyvesant High

41 posted on 02/26/2012 6:01:01 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Carbonsteel
The realistic fear of becoming infested with (the once eradicated but now recrudescent) bedbugs is metaphorical for Hollywood in all its squalor and decadence.

If the American people do not come to their senses--and fast!--and reverse the decadence that is destroying America they're going to suffer recrudescences of far worse things than bedbugs!

And they will have only themselves--and their monumental stupidity--to blame.

42 posted on 02/26/2012 6:04:50 AM PST by Savage Beast ("Improving" on truth is contempt for truth: hubris and denial--the stuff of tragedy.)
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To: Kaslin
In the theater in which my wife and I watched it we spotted several older gents and couples who sat in their seats and silently wept as the credits rolled.

Experienced the same thing, although it was difficult to tell who else had tears in their eyes through my own blurry ones.

As the list of those SEALS lost since 9-11-01 scrolled up the screen, not a single person moved. Could hear the sniffling pretty well....

43 posted on 02/26/2012 6:05:48 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: All
For those who've seen the movie:

A Teaching From Tecumseh

I got home last night from the movie, printed it, and hung it on my refrigerator in my kitchen. Life changing.

44 posted on 02/26/2012 6:08:39 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: GlockThe Vote

I am delighted at the film’s performance. I hope it goes on to earn over $50 million in BO. As I said, the second week will tell the story.


45 posted on 02/26/2012 6:09:33 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Kaslin

And appropriately so. It’s no coincidence that posters on DU and Daily Kommunists are incapable of making comments without use of the F-word.


46 posted on 02/26/2012 6:10:51 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: usconservative

“The biggest complaint I read about the movie was that the SEALs are portrayed as people without personality flaws”

“Go see the movie and pay very careful attention to “Senior’s” speech about each man in the unit needing to have their life in order (he calls it “balance”), living full lives without regret, so that the team would be in harmony for the mission.

Then try telling me about the biggest complaint being the SEALS don’t have personality flaw’s. These are MEN, living their lives to the FULLEST with their families and their team, knowing their next mission may be their last.

If only the rest of us had the COURAGE to live our lives that way!”

Right on the money, usconservative!


47 posted on 02/26/2012 6:12:34 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: RightOnline

Every Seth Rogan film is the same way. He uses curses so liberally, it’s a complete turn-off. Can’t watch anything with him in it anymore.


48 posted on 02/26/2012 6:13:02 AM PST by TheWriterTX (All in now for Newt Gingrich)
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To: Kaslin
Awesome movie! I can concur, when the movie was over, all in the theater sat in quiet..past the list of those who had died. I was good at fighting off tears until I happened to glance at my 15 yr old son..and watched him wipe tears from his eyes. GO SEE IT!
49 posted on 02/26/2012 6:22:13 AM PST by indydcinnc (...typical gun toting,God-fearing white person)
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To: Enterprise

However.

Is it true the main terrorist in the movie is a Jew?

Sure, that shows a real world threat.... not


50 posted on 02/26/2012 6:34:36 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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