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.