Some people shouldn’t be allowed to write.
I know that goes against our Amendment on the freedom of speech; and if it were just about that, I get it.
But some people write such utterly base commentaries it degrades the entire human species.
I’m not even sure who reads the New York Times anymore, but their review of the movie Act of Valor boiled down to them not liking it because they had no real actors as Navy SEALS.
Correct me if I’m wrong here, but isn’t that the point of the film when they promoted the trailer with “Filmed with active duty Navy SEALS”? To a generation that craves the authentic and the genuine, isn’t that a selling point? Tragic that the reviewer missed the point.
Granted, watching some of the SEALS carry on dialog was a bit like watching some of the acting from a Sherwood Pictures movie, but it didn’t diminish the film. Put them in an action sequence and no actor could do it better! And the whole thing was well balanced with the remarkable performances of sinister bad guys Jason Cottle and Alex Veadov.
My father and I had a movie date yesterday, something we did all through my childhood. I love movies today because my dad loved movies back then. And when my good friend Mike Kim said it was one of the best movies he’d seen, I knew it was going to be brilliant.
And it was.
Daddy and I walked out of the theatre astonished, grateful and humble. And I couldn’t help but think about our own flag raising incident two years ago at the US National Cemetery in Normandy, and how seeing this film made that privilege all the more overwhelming.
It’s not for young viewers, nor those that have a hard time with intense battle sequences or f-bombs. But it is for patriots. For those who still believe we live in an incredible country. For those who want reminding about just how valiant all the members within our service branches are.
Magnificent heros. And as they say in the film, damn few.
My grandfather would have loved this movie were he alive. My dad agreed.
Here’s to all the men and women that give their lives everyday in service to our nation, and to my family. I admire and honor you all.
And here’s to the nearsighted self-proclaimed pundits who still don’t get why they used real US Navy SEALS. May God grant you protection for when you’re asking where the actors are if real bullets ever start flying. ch: