History YMMV / ActOfValor

23rd Jun '16 7:37:25 PM manofwarb
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* BaseBreaker: This movie was made with the full endorsement and support of Naval Special Warfare Command to boost the number of SEAL recruits. However, according to a thesis at the Naval Postgraduate School, a small but increasingly vocal cabal of active duty SEAL operators, blame this movie for enabling a pattern of self promotion and self aggrandizement among many former SEAL operators. They feel that this movie sent a message to rank and file SEAL enlisted that it is OK to turn their membership in an elite unit into a ticket for fame, and contribute to a media hype about all things SEAL. This hype, in their minds erodes away the ethos of quiet professionalism that is essential to allowing [=SEALs] to operate covertly.

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* BaseBreaker: This movie was made with the full endorsement and support of Naval Special Warfare Command to boost the number of SEAL recruits. However, according to a thesis at the Naval Postgraduate School, a small but increasingly vocal cabal of active duty SEAL operators, blame this movie for enabling a pattern of self promotion and self aggrandizement among many former SEAL operators. They feel that this movie sent a message to rank and file SEAL enlisted that it is OK to turn their membership in an elite unit into a ticket for fame, and contribute to a media hype about all things SEAL. This hype, in their minds erodes away the ethos of quiet professionalism that is essential to allowing [=SEALs] [=SEALs=] to operate covertly.
23rd Jun '16 7:36:28 PM manofwarb
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* BaseBreaker: This movie was made with the full endorsement and support of Naval Special Warfare Command to boost the number of SEAL recruits. However, according to a thesis at the Naval Postgraduate School, a small but increasingly vocal cabal of active duty SEAL operators, blame this movie for enabling a pattern of self promotion and self aggrandizement among many former SEAL operators. They feel that this movie sent a message to rank and file SEAL enlisted that it is OK to turn their membership in an elite unit into a ticket for fame, and contribute to a media hype about all things SEAL. This hype, in their minds erodes away the ethos of quiet professionalism that is essential to allowing [=SEALs] to operate covertly.
17th Oct '15 6:13:34 PM Rjinswand
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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: "Being a Navy SEAL is {{Badass}}" is the intended message. Yet with an outcome of [[spoiler:roughly half the team becoming casualties in the film's 1- to 6-week span, including one guy losing his eye, one guy getting shot repeatedly and sustaining major injuries, and one guy dying and leaving behind a widow expecting a child]], another moral that can be gleaned is "Being a Navy SEAL is going to hurt. ''A LOT.''"

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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: "Being a Navy SEAL is {{Badass}}" badass" is the intended message. Yet with an outcome of [[spoiler:roughly half the team becoming casualties in the film's 1- to 6-week span, including one guy losing his eye, one guy getting shot repeatedly and sustaining major injuries, and one guy dying and leaving behind a widow expecting a child]], another moral that can be gleaned is "Being a Navy SEAL is going to hurt. ''A LOT.''"
24th Jul '14 3:54:10 PM Gitman
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* DancingBear: Much of the hype about the film was that it featured active-duty Navy SEALs in the lead roles.

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* DancingBear: Much of the hype about the film was that it featured active-duty Navy SEALs [=SEALs=] in the lead roles.
24th Jul '14 3:53:50 PM Gitman
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* CriticalDissonance: The film received mostly negative reviews from critics. However, audiences loved it, as it earned an "A" grade from Cinemascore. Indeed, the film opened at #1, earning $24.5 million during its opening weekend, and it eventually made $81.3 million worldwide ($70 million from the U.S. alone) against a budget of only about $12 million (about how much Relativity paid to buy the film).

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* CriticalDissonance: The film received mostly negative reviews from critics. However, audiences loved it, as it earned an "A" grade from Cinemascore. Indeed, the film opened at #1, earning $24.5 million during its opening weekend, and it eventually made $81.3 million worldwide ($70 million from the U.S. alone) against a budget of only about $12 million (about how much Relativity paid to buy the film).film).
* DancingBear: Much of the hype about the film was that it featured active-duty Navy SEALs in the lead roles.
3rd Sep '13 8:44:31 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: Shabal is a Chechnyan Jihadist, who desires to commit terror attacks on America for Islam. His first appearance has him driving an [[BadHumorTruck Ice Cream Truck with an accomplice that's]] [[CarBomb rigged to explode]], and his target was a Phillipino school, killing several schoolchildren, including an American child and his father, the American ambassador. He then gains some bomb jackets that cannot be detected specifically because they use ceramic ball berings rather than metallic ones so they could commit terrorism on a massive scale in America and cause a collapse to society. It's also strongly implied that he forces several of his minions to undergo martyrdom against their will, as the accomplice from the car bomb is shown terrified at having to go through with the suicide bombing, and the woman he rigs with the vest to distract the [=SEALs=] when they are in hot pursuit to the tunnel is shown to be hesitant in going through with it (to which Shamal "reassures" her that she'll be reunited with her husband in heaven) and is visibly shown silently sobbing when she ends up having to go through with the suicide bombing.
15th Jun '13 7:56:41 PM HarleyQuinnhyenaholic
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* CriticalDissonance: The film received mostly negative reviews from critics. However, audiences loved it, as it earned an "A" grade from Cinemascore. Indeed, the film opened at #1, earning $24.5 million during its opening weekend, and it eventually made $81.3 million worldwide ($70 million from the U.S. alone) against a budget of only about $12 million (about how much Relativity paid to buy the film).
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: LT's heroic sacrifice, and Chief's last stand.]]

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* CriticalDissonance: The film received mostly negative reviews from critics. However, audiences loved it, as it earned an "A" grade from Cinemascore. Indeed, the film opened at #1, earning $24.5 million during its opening weekend, and it eventually made $81.3 million worldwide ($70 million from the U.S. alone) against a budget of only about $12 million (about how much Relativity paid to buy the film).
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: LT's heroic sacrifice, and Chief's last stand.]]
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15th Jun '13 7:55:49 PM HarleyQuinnhyenaholic
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* NightmareFuel:
** The ice cream truck bombing at the beginning. What really seals the deal is that, right before the scene cuts to black, a child comes running from behind the corner screaming, looking bloodied and severely burnt. Thankfully, [[GoryDiscretionShot you don't get to see the kid or the aftermath of the blast in much more detail]].
** Morales being tortured by the narco-traffickers. The beatings are bad enough, but then we see the ''drill''. And implied electric torture and possibly rape, if the bed she is tied to when the [=SEALs=] reach her is any indication.
** Miller's interrogation of Christo is terrifying psychological NightmareFuel. Miller is being polite and friendly the entire time, and Christo knows he's in deep and is trying to remain cool and calm, right up until Miller gets ''pissed''. Then Miller goes right back to being polite and friendly, and lays out the painful truth to Christo that he will never see his family again, because he'll be in prison for the rest of his life. You can ''see'' the pain and fear in Christo's eyes as he contemplates this.
22nd May '13 4:04:38 PM Tuckerscreator
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** To reinforce the alternate aesop, the list of [=SEALs=] who "made the ultimate sacrifice" since the WarOnTerror started at the end of the movie is shockingly long for people who have been elevated as nigh-invincible.

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** To reinforce the alternate aesop, the list of [=SEALs=] who "made the ultimate sacrifice" since the WarOnTerror TheWarOnTerror started at the end of the movie is shockingly long for people who have been elevated as nigh-invincible.
22nd May '13 5:07:29 AM CJO123
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* CriticalDissonance: The film got mostly negative reviews from critics. However, audiences seemed to enjoy it, as it earned an "A" grade from Cinemascore. Indeed, the film opened at #1, earning $24.5 million during its opening weekend, and it eventually made $81.3 million worldwide ($70 million from the U.S. alone) against a budget of only $12 million.

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* CriticalDissonance: The film got received mostly negative reviews from critics. However, audiences seemed to enjoy loved it, as it earned an "A" grade from Cinemascore. Indeed, the film opened at #1, earning $24.5 million during its opening weekend, and it eventually made $81.3 million worldwide ($70 million from the U.S. alone) against a budget of only about $12 million.million (about how much Relativity paid to buy the film).
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