History Film / ActOfValor

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''.
13th Apr '16 11:04:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: They don't have ice cream trucks in the Philippines, just ice cream barrows. The mere presence of the truck should have aroused suspicions rather than excitement. Also applies as CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: They don't have ice cream trucks in the Philippines, just ice cream barrows. The mere presence of the truck should have aroused suspicions rather than excitement. Also applies as CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot.
14th Nov '15 7:33:15 AM bombadil211
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** There's only a few scenes where the LaserSight is used: the first is during a nighttime op where everyone is wearing night vision goggles, which allows the SEAL team to track where the rest of their teammates are aiming by following their laser beams. The second is in a close-quarters assault on the factory at the climax, where the SEAL team and the Mexican SOF are fighting through smoke-filled rooms where they have to quickly acquire targets without using their holographic sights.

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** There's only a few scenes where the LaserSight is used: the first is during a nighttime op where everyone is wearing night vision goggles, which allows the SEAL team to track where the rest of their teammates are aiming by following their laser beams. The second is in a close-quarters assault on the factory at the climax, where the SEAL team and the Mexican SOF are fighting Chief Dave moves through smoke-filled rooms where they have to quickly acquire targets without using their holographic sights.the structure turning his sight on and off as needed.
23rd Oct '15 7:42:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Retirony}}: While no one is on the verge of retirement, any GenreSavvy viewer can figure out that the [[spoiler: person that keeps talking about taking time off to be with his wife while their baby is born]] is going to end up doing a HeroicSacrifice before the end of the movie.

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* {{Retirony}}: While no one is on the verge of retirement, any GenreSavvy experienced viewer can figure out that the [[spoiler: person that keeps talking about taking time off to be with his wife while their baby is born]] is going to end up doing a HeroicSacrifice before the end of the movie.
17th Sep '15 2:44:57 AM Marikina
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: They don't have ice cream trucks in the Philippines, just ice cream barrows. The mere presence of the truck should have aroused suspicions rather than excitement. Also applies as CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot.
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