History Film / ActOfValor

1st Sep '17 8:04:10 PM Frankencastle
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Lt. Rorke.]]



* ImpairmentShot
1st Sep '17 7:59:56 PM Frankencastle
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* MookHorrorShow: ''All'' of the major gunfights the SEALs get in invoke this on the part of the terrorists/cartel soldiers. The parts shown from their perspective as they fight the SEALs shows them facing deadly squads of elite soldiers who are slipping among their positions in total silence, snipers picking off their men as they try to flee, and deadly-coordinated SEALs cutting down their troops with precise shots.

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* MookHorrorShow: ''All'' of the major gunfights the SEALs [=SEALs=] get in invoke this on the part of the terrorists/cartel soldiers. The parts shown from their perspective as they fight the SEALs [=SEALs=] shows them facing deadly squads of elite soldiers who are slipping among their positions in total silence, snipers picking off their men as they try to flee, and deadly-coordinated SEALs [=SEALs=] cutting down their troops with precise shots.
1st Sep '17 7:57:25 PM Frankencastle
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* BadassArmy: As one would expect, the film is all about portraying the Navy [=SEALs=] in this light.


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* MookHorrorShow: ''All'' of the major gunfights the SEALs get in invoke this on the part of the terrorists/cartel soldiers. The parts shown from their perspective as they fight the SEALs shows them facing deadly squads of elite soldiers who are slipping among their positions in total silence, snipers picking off their men as they try to flee, and deadly-coordinated SEALs cutting down their troops with precise shots.
30th Jul '17 8:38:38 PM Lightning4119
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** At the climax, Sonny shows up just in time to [[spoiler: kill Shabal before he can finish off Chief Dave.]]



* CurbStompBattle: Literally, when intelligence officer Morales is attacked and kidnapped. More figuratively when the [=SEALs=] take on hordes of mooks.



* DoubleTap: Sonny puts about half a magazine into [[spoiler: Shabal]] on rapid semi-automatic, and then puts two more into him when he's on the ground.



* CurbStompBattle: Literally, when intelligence officer Morales is attacked and kidnapped. More figuratively when the [=SEALs=] take on hordes of mooks.
11th Jun '17 7:16:29 PM Fireblood
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Christo is grows quite disturbed by Shabal's [[AxCrazy megalomania]].

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Christo is grows quite shown to be disturbed by Shabal's [[AxCrazy megalomania]].



* FastRoping: Done twice as a means of transfer from helicopter to boat. In the first instance, the [=SWCCs=] fast rope into their boats ''in mid-flight''.



* FastRoping: Done twice as a means of transfer from helicopter to boat. In the first instance, the [=SWCCs=] fast rope into their boats ''in mid-flight''.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Lt. Rorke]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Lt. Rorke]]Rorke.]]



* InfantImmortality: Averted: the first onscreen terror attack is a bomb at a primary school in the Phillipines.

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* InfantImmortality: Averted: the first onscreen terror attack is a bomb at a primary school in the Phillipines.Philippines.



* InTheBlood: Chief Dave's attempt to provide some measure of comfort to [[spoiler: Lt. Rorke's son: His great-grandfather was a hero, his father was a hero, and the same blood flows through his veins.]]

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* InTheBlood: Chief Dave's attempt to provide some measure of comfort to [[spoiler: Lt. Rorke's son: His his great-grandfather was a hero, his father was a hero, and the same blood flows through his veins.]]



* IronicNickname: Christo, a drug smuggler who helps Muslim extremist terrorists and has no qualms his men beating a defenseless woman. Of course, the nickname is likely a reference to his long hair and beard.

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* IronicNickname: Christo, a drug smuggler who helps Muslim extremist terrorists and has no qualms over his men beating a defenseless woman. Of course, the nickname is likely a reference to his long hair and beard.



* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Senior Chief Miller averts this when interrogating Christo, relying instead on psychological head games and leverage. It does come close to getting to this trope when Christo uses a Newton's cradle to demonstrate the two pronged front on America between him and Shabal, however, due to Miller shattering the Newton's cradle in irritation at Christo's attempt at playing mind games on him.

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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Senior Chief Miller averts this when interrogating Christo, relying instead on psychological head games and leverage. It does come close to getting to this trope when Christo uses a Newton's cradle to demonstrate the two pronged front on America between him and Shabal, however, due to Miller shattering the Newton's cradle in irritation at Christo's attempt at playing mind games on with him.



* ShownTheirWork: This is the most accurate fictional depiction of warfare to date in movie history, the battle tactics in this film are all done as realistically as possible (right down to using live ammo) and it shows.

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* ShownTheirWork: This is the most accurate fictional depiction of warfare to date in movie history, the history. The battle tactics in this film are all done as realistically as possible (right down to using live ammo) and it shows.
20th Apr '17 1:40:35 AM Tuckerscreator
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* FemalesAreMoreInnocent: Out of 14 men and three women who are Shabal's suicide bombers, the men are casually shot down while the women are given lingering closeups and scenes of themselves looking regretful, including one's tragic backstory of wanting to reunite with her husband.
21st Oct '16 2:46:59 PM Gitman
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* MaliciousMisnaming: Senior Chief does this to Christo as a means of establishing dominance, calling him "Crisco," among other things.
15th Oct '16 8:01:52 AM dlchen145
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* EyeScream: One SEAL takes a bullet to the eye during the rescue of Morales. [[spoiler: [[{{Badass}} He survives.]]]]

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* EyeScream: One SEAL takes a bullet to the eye during the rescue of Morales. [[spoiler: [[{{Badass}} [[spoiler:MadeOfIron He survives.]]]]]]
30th May '16 5:21:45 PM Someoneman
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** When an enemy is shot with a sniper rifle by a [=SEAL=], another [=SEAL=] catches the body [[{{CrowningMomentofAwesome}} from his position underwater]] so it doesn't splash into the river and give away their position.

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** When an enemy is shot with a sniper rifle by a [=SEAL=], another [=SEAL=] catches the body [[{{CrowningMomentofAwesome}} from his position underwater]] underwater so it doesn't splash into the river and give away their position.
17th May '16 4:06:01 PM Doug86
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* ShoutOut: Senior Chief Miller chides Christo on not having seen ''StarTrek''.

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* ShoutOut: Senior Chief Miller chides Christo on not having seen ''StarTrek''.''Franchise/StarTrek''.
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