Just saw "Act of Valor". Cant recommend it enough. If you love this country and understand that the American Military has freed more people than any other entity in history, you will thoroughly appreciate the movie. There is even several nods towards firefighters.
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02-26-2012, 05:13 PM #1
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Act of Valor
02-26-2012, 06:11 PM #2
Saw it this afternoon. Very well done and a good movie. The dialog was rough but the room clearing was spot on, as you'd expect.
And the list at the end is exactly why Murtha and Giffords should not have Navy ships named after them.So you call this your free country
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02-26-2012, 07:06 PM #3
Giffords got shot by a wacko while serving her constituents.. If that doesn't qualify for having a ship named after you, what does?
I do intend to see this movie. I don't expect good reviews from critics, but one of my neighbors saw it and says it does a great job of showing operations without being political. SEALs are given a mission, they go. There is no politicizing about why.Politics is like driving. To go forward select "D", to go backward select "R."
02-26-2012, 08:09 PM #4
02-27-2012, 05:12 PM #5
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The Lil' Lady and I saw it on Saturday and I agree that it is an awesome movie. My Better Half was even sniffling at the end and has a higher appreciation for what our Military goes through and is asked to do. Since then, she's even made a few comments about how it's similar to our Jobs; we're called, respond, do our duties and then re-deploy. I can see her point, but I still am very thankful for all that are willing to serve (my Dad, brothers, cousins, friends and such).
To those that have served, continue to serve and will serve in the future my family and I thank you."Be LOUD, Be PROUD..... It just might save your can someday when goin' through an intersection!!!!!"
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02-27-2012, 10:17 PM #6
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If volunteering for service during a time of war rates having a ship named after you, where I can put my name in? Also, Murtha trashed the Haditha Marines, all but one exonerated but were left with huge defense fees and shattered lives.
While Giffords assassination attempt was horrible, I can think of a few thousand other people that deserve naval vessels named after them. You can find those names on the OIF/OEF KIA list.
My point is, Murtha and Giffords have done nothing nor sacrificed anything close as what the men on the list at the end of the movie has.
02-28-2012, 12:34 AM #7
Murtha served his country in a combat arena. More than I can say for many of the names on that list. Don't like what he did to the Haditha Marines. I'm still angry they were sent there in the first place. That is where your anger should be directed.Politics is like driving. To go forward select "D", to go backward select "R."
02-28-2012, 02:19 AM #8
SC, you need to do a little homework on how ships get named. The ones you mentioned are super carriers, and are named after people or places of great importance and contribution....ie presidents and a great naval officer. Destroyers have been named for people who generally have given all they could or have gave great contributions to the military. Murtha, despite major protest will have an LPD named after him....why...I have no idea....I can think I a few names that should be before him.
I find it funny that you will side with Murtha because of his political affiliation and ideals are like yours, but you discredit anyone who disagrees with you despite their contributions to the great nation. If someone does not share the same view point as you, you attempt to brush their point of view aside like they are a fool. Here, we have a poster who served his country in OIF/OEF, sharing his point on Murtha and his actions against The Marines at Haiditha, you cast it aside and tout murthas service.....and Murtha is an authority on Iraq? I will take the word of an OIF/OEF vet anyway before I listen too anything so old fart has from 40 years ago....different time...different war. The hypocrisy is disgusting....
I personally haven't seen this flick and I probably won't. I do not like war movies, but I hear it was done well. The SEALs are a great organization, I am sure they cut out a lot of Hollywood BS.IACOJ Member
02-28-2012, 09:12 AM #9
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Directing my anger toward someone else for what Murtha did is a waste of time. I'd rather keep the blame and anger right where it belongs...square on Murtha. I'm pretty sure the Marines serving in Haditha that day feel the same, as I know a handful of them since I was in 3/1 and in Haditha with them.
Diggin' the pun though.
02-28-2012, 09:43 AM #10
I'll probably see it. If not at the movies, when it comes to video. Somebody likes it. It was tops at the box office last week.
Last edited by scfire86; 02-28-2012 at 09:45 AM.Politics is like driving. To go forward select "D", to go backward select "R."
02-28-2012, 12:35 PM #11
Giffords, on the other hand, doesn't belong on the list at all. Even her husband has a better claim to having a ship named after him then she does. What happened to her is tragic, and her recovery is truly inspirational... but I'm sorry, it doesn't qualify her for a warship. Name a federal building, or a 5k road race after her..
I had heard the same thing about the speed of the action sequences.. There was a good NPR interview with the directors about that and some other aspects of the movie.
I'd like to see a movie based on Lone Survivor.. then again, maybe not. I'd hate to see Hollywood mess that up since it was such a good book and story.. and if you want to talk about names that should qualify for warships, look there.So you call this your free country
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02-28-2012, 01:09 PM #12
02-28-2012, 01:19 PM #13
Last edited by scfire86; 02-28-2012 at 01:36 PM.Politics is like driving. To go forward select "D", to go backward select "R."
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02-28-2012, 01:53 PM #15Politics is like driving. To go forward select "D", to go backward select "R."
02-28-2012, 05:10 PM #16
That's all I have to say on the matter.IACOJ Member
02-28-2012, 05:36 PM #17Politics is like driving. To go forward select "D", to go backward select "R."
02-28-2012, 08:10 PM #18
Actually, it was using your logic...
If a person serves in a time of war and receives awards for valor, then they are heroes
Time McVeigh served in the 1st Inf Div in the Gulf war and received the Bronze Star, hence...Time McVeigh; using your logic, is a Hero for his actions to receive such an award.....
So...your logic is flawed, because McVeigh displayed sociopathology and committed a heinous act against his own nation, he was a hero once....you have added a new variable into the mix....treason maybe...interesting....
But whatever....I hear the movie was pretty good.
Last edited by VinnieB; 02-28-2012 at 08:42 PM.IACOJ Member
02-29-2012, 12:56 AM #19
02-29-2012, 09:15 AM #20
So, in honor of Murtha they should call the ship, "Rush To Judgement".I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.
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