Act of Valor Assaults Box Office

    February 27, 2012
    Richard Stalker
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In what was a very slow weekend for new releases, the Navy SEAL action flick “Act of Valor” took the top spot with $24,700,000 beating “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” with $16,000,000 , and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” with $13,475,000.

In 2007, Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh of Bandito Brothers Production filmed a recruitment video for the NAVY which led the United States allow them to use actual active duty SEALs. After spending so much time working closely with the SEALs, the directors conceived the idea for a modern day action movie about this covert and elite fighting force. As Act of Valor developed with the SEALs on board as advisors, the filmmakers realized that no actors could realistically portray or physically fill the roles they had written. So the SEALs were moved form the advising role to the starring role.

While the movie features real active duty NAVY SEALs in the starring roles, this doesn’t help with the dramatic parts of the movie. The bad acting and over the top action has led to something you don’t see very often. A movie that critics hate and movie goers love. Over at Rotten Tomatoes the movie has a 31% from the critics and 85% from the fans.

Sick today, flu I think. Had a great time Saturday night with my boyz!! Movie Act Of Valor was inspiring and makes me proud to be here. 1 minute ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Just saw Act of Valor. So intense I was curled up in my seat the whole time.Awesome to see real Navy Seals up on the screen. @ActofValorFilm 1 day ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

My review of “Act of Valor.” The Navy Seals are real. It’s the thriller that’s unreal. My new review: http://t.co/ykw9hEMw 4 days ago via SocialOomph ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

  • Bdenver

    This is what Navy SEALS do. Bad acting? Think their comments and commands to one another in the field requires an acting coach? In the face of combat, these men are trained to be calm and communicate concisley. Did the critics think the make up and “costuming” appropriate?

  • Richard Stalker

    I 100% agree with you. My job is to report the news, whether I agree with it or not. I hate reviewers, especially when it comes to war movies. As a veteran of the US Air Force, I appreciate the realism, but if you have seen the movie, you have to agree that the acting was terrible, and that if there was any from of acting at all, this would be up for movie of the year.

  • http://None James Lightsey, Cdr.U.S.N. (Ret.)

    It was certianly expected that all the side line critics, many of whom have spent most of their lives in HOLLYWOOD and environs, would weigh in on something they know very little about. I was in country in Nam and at times worked with these noble warriors. Hollywood techniques were abandoned somewhat in order to show the public a non Top Gun treatment of real combat situations. You should be proud and flattered to have been exposed to these realities.