I saw the Act of Valor movie tonight, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There were definitely parts not for squeamish, and other parts not at all good for those who get motion sickness while watching movies... However, if neither of those things apply to you, go see this movie.
I am naturally a huge fan of action movies, I enjoy as my roomie calls them "shoot 'em up, bang bang" over most any other kind of movie. Probably thanks to my brothers and dad, I really enjoy military movies, and appreciate when things are done right, and realistically... This movie, is definitely all of those things. The sacrifice made on both the sides of the men who are the Seals in the movie (who actually are Seals in real life as well), and their families is definitely highlighted in this movie.. Which I am very thankful for.
At the end, they show the names of all the Seals who have given their lives to protect us since 9/11, my friend counted and said there were 60 names.. That is so many... But, really considering how high the number COULD be, and the fact that is has been more than 10 years now, that is not very many at all...
There are several scenes in the movie that are just crazy, and amazing... and really awesome. The fight scene they go through to rescue the CIA agent that was taken captive is fantastic, and definitely on the side of "guns blazing." Several points throughout the movie the camera takes the view of the Seal, and gives the feel of a Call of Duty style video game, including listening to the breathing... There were also a couple moments that were confusing as to why they were doing something a particular way as they set themselves up, then as you got to see it unravel, it was crazy to see how well they know and were prepared for what was going to happen.
While pretty much everything about this movie is awesome (even from this girl's perspective), you cannot help but walk out of the movie completely thankful and so very humbled to know that this is a fictional story inspired by real people.. real families, and real sacrifice.
I highly recommend going to see this move.. and would even say it is a must see... (unless you're a little squeamish).