ACT OF VALOR (Theatrical Release USA 2012)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

 Act of Valor—average war film—needs more development of the relationship between the Seal brothers so that the audience becomes invested in what happens with them. There needs to be more connectedness between the relationships of the supporting cast. The supporting cast gets a treatment that does not allow easy recognition from scene to scene. Their connectedness for the audience goes something like this: I am somehow connected to the main characters; you figure it out. This kind of development makes the audience work while the film moves on.

 Storyline

 Navy Seals attempt to recover a CIA agent.

 Additional Thanks

 Thank you to Directors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Tucker Tooley, Jason Clark, Jason Colodne, Bert Ellis, Ryan Kavanaugh, Roman Kindrachuk, Max Leitman, Michael J. Mallis, Jay Pollak, Lance Sloane, and Benjamin Statler for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lieutenant Rorke (Rorke Denver), Chief Dave (Dave), SO1 Sonny (Sonny), SO1 Weimy (Weimy), SO1 Ray (Ray), SO1 Ajay (Ajay), SO1 Mikey (Mikey), Senior Chief Otto (Derrick Van Orden), Lieutenant Lyons (Katelyn), SWCC Boat Senior Chief (Billy), Admiral Callaghan (Callaghan), Captain Duncan Smith (Duncan Smith), Abu Shabal (Jason Cottle), Christo (Alex Veadov), and Lisa Morales (Roselyn Sanchez).


 Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

 Maybe. It somewhat works as an action film but is not well thought out and seems meaningless.

 Ben Meyers

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