frederic_g54 wrote:They've cast active-duty Navy Seals with little to zero acting experience. I'm sure these guys can skillfully handle a weapon and know their way on the battlefield but anyone will tell you they don't exactly operate at the forefront of performing arts.
You need to see it.
My personal favourite - and I may have to watch it a second time to check that I actually saw it - was during an action scene, a soldier gets hit with a bullet but is saved because it is slowed by the American flag on the chest of his uniform. Outstanding.
The "pro-war-propaganda" in the link address says it all. I just posted elsewhere the R/T scores, 17%--90%. The movie can't possibly be that bad in anyone's unbiased review. Even if the acting had been wooden, which it definitely is not, the staging is superb. Not nominating the cast for an academy award, but they offer more realistic performances than most mainstream combat movies. I mean this wasn't a character study offering, but there were a couple of outstanding characters anyway, particularly the Intel contact/briefer who interrogated Christo--who must have been a SEAL as well, no credit I could find.
I sort of remember wondering about a bullet stopping somethingorother. I'd have to see it again as well, but with all the realism, I refuse to believe that's what was being portrayed. Worst case I'd have to write it off as a minor, inscrutable flaw, and if that's what it was, I doubt it'd make it to wide release
The audience is left with the image of a baby grinning and gurgling in blissful ignorance as a voiceover states that it is his patriotic duty to one day go to war and die for his country. The film ends with a dedication to all those who have fought and died for their country ... and to those who will be required to do so in the future.
Roll eyes indeed. You wanna post the exact quote instead of your or whoever's paraphrase?
Frankly, I was annoyed by the direction my post had taken (I suggest you read initial post again); I was merely announcing my excitement for a potentially kick-ass action vehicle, yet you seemed to have no problem pissing all over it by saying a film I have almost zero interest in seeing is way better than one you didn't even bother to watch.
"Pissing all over it"? I think we have the problem here, that and that you think a martial arts movie can be kick ass "action" (read fantasy), even with perfect acting and choreography. Since I was accused of pissing on it, I well might as just.