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    Sunday, November 10, 2013

    Act of Valor

    Director: Mike MacMacoy
    Lead Actor: Alex Veadov, Nestor Serrano and Roselyn Sanchez
    Genre: Action, Adventure

              The America’s Navy SEALs showed their heroism and patriotism in the film: Act of Valor. It is visible in the various transitions of the scenes, the camaraderie as a team in completing their specific mission to combat terrorism.


              The portrayal of the characters appeared to be realistic, especially the abduction of Roselyn Sanchez, the CIA agent. A woman undergoing torture is so disturbing; it looks realistic to the viewers of the film. The Navy SEALs are given the task to rescue the agent. At the later part, the soldiers discovered that a group of terrorist plan to jeopardize the lives of people in United States of America. Eventually, set of SEAL teams were deployed to stop the terrorist leader and his allies. Thus, it would be more appealing if they interviewed the victim.

              I have noticed that the soldier who is expecting to be a father acted differently. There is no emotion as he speaks to his wife in the film. Thus, the narrator in the film expresses the reason that soldiers cannot show sympathy. It answers the acting skills of the actor, justifying to empathy reaction to his wife.

              The flow of the film seems realistic and simple, despite the random change of scenarios from different places: Philippines, Ukraine and Indonesia. The usage of Filipino language was comprehensible, despite the slang way of speaking and thumbs up for the Russian fluency. Though the Filipinos look so passive along the story, since there is no serious interactions happen.

          For the technical part, it is amazing the maneuvers of the soldiers. The soldiers’ movements are concise in targeting the enemies. It will bring the viewers’ to appreciate the genre of this film. On the other hand, it is not advisable for the younger ones to watch the bloody action scene.

              Over all, the theme of the narrative story focuses more on the responsibilities to serve the country. It is also emphasize the worth of being loyal to each other. The heroism based from a true story, the film would never last to remember. Taking the credit of good deeds, it will fade away. It is a typical soldier interaction against the unlawful actions of terrorism that happens not only in America, but also to the other side of the country.

    Rating: 7 out of 10
    Running Time: 1:50


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