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Question: Are you disgusted by the movie "Act of Valor"?
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« on: February 26, 2012, 02:50:01 am »
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Yes in a way I haven't been since the last Friedberg and Seltzer monstrosity. It's quite refreshing though to see the reviews thrashing this piece of jingoistic propaganda garbage.
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 03:20:52 am »
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If a movie that puts our military's special operators in a positive light is "disgusting" to you then we can't agree on too much.... other then the fact that Opebo is a cool dude
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 04:32:10 am »
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It wasn't so much that it was in a positive light as it was that it lacked any sort of nuance (not even moral nuance, just basic plot nuance) even by the standards of action movies and was a completely stupid thing for the Navy to let SEALs spend their time on.
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 05:21:07 am »
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After having watched the trailer on YouTube and read it up on Wikipedia it seems to me that it just a very expensive two-hour advertisment for the U.S. Navy.
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012, 10:52:40 am »
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Plus the plot based on what bits I heard sounds more like it's from a video game, not a supposedly "realistic" move about military action. Apparently the SEALs go all around the world fighting "associates" of the terrorists including Mexican drug cartels, Chechen rebels and Filipino suicide bombers. (yes there are Islamists in the Philippines, but they tend not to use suicide bombing as a tactic.)

Also look at the soundtrack for proof of jingoistic nonsense.
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 11:05:08 am »
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Lol, it almost looks identical to the newer Call of Duty games Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 01:57:46 pm »
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BRTD gets disgusted easier than a blue haired WASP from Iowa lost in the Castro District.
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 02:06:53 pm »
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What's so bad about Jingoism?
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 02:28:31 pm »
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What's so bad about Jingoism?

It causes nothing but division and destruction and is a sin.
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 03:15:28 pm »
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What's so bad about Jingoism?

It causes nothing but division and destruction and is a sin.
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2012, 03:17:15 pm »
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This movie is sure to be worshiped by the chicken hawks ll accrose the world(I'm thinking to you Darth Vader and Ted Nugent)
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2012, 08:05:45 pm »
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If a movie that puts our military's special operators in a positive light is "disgusting" to you then we can't agree on too much.... other then the fact that Opebo is a cool dude

BRTD gets disgusted easier than a blue haired WASP from Iowa lost in the Castro District.

WASPs don't come from Iowa, fool! Does Bachmann sound English to you!?

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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2012, 08:36:17 pm »
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I mean, if you want to watch propaganda, you might as well watch a movie with great dialogue like Top Gun or something.
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2012, 09:53:22 pm »
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No, but there are better movies/documentaries out there if you want to see our military cast in a positive (though realistic) light, like Band of Brothers and The Pacific.  
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2012, 10:07:19 pm »
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I can see people thinking this is boring...but "disgusting" is not a word I see working here
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2012, 04:41:31 am »
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Yes, it's sh.it.
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2012, 03:32:20 pm »
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I haven't seen it, so no.
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2012, 03:40:54 pm »
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If a movie that puts our military's special operators in a positive light is "disgusting" to you then we can't agree on too much.... other then the fact that Opebo is a cool dude
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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2012, 03:54:56 pm »
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Not surprising this POS opened at #1, though the competition sucks.

No good movies for quite awhile, or recently, not surprising that a French silent film won Best Picture really. I think The Onion brilliantly summed up that stupid-looking Project X well "What does a house party look like in the YouTube era? Answer: Just like every other house party."
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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2012, 07:04:55 pm »
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Yeah, I don't know why the marketers think I'm in the wheel house for Project X....I can't seem to escape commercials for the amazingly stupid looking movie.  It looks like somebody took the worst parts of the Hangover (of which they were many) and Superbad, had a first year film student write a script and then filmed it with a handheld at the youngest producer involved in the films house.  There aren't even any "jokes" in the trailers...isn't it supposed to be funny?  At least Jack and Jill gave us a (weak) joke or two when they overloaded us with advertisement.
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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2012, 08:03:07 pm »
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They're trying viral marketing like this is some type of revolutionary new film (see the name even), when all it's about is a bunch of kids throwing a party. Yeah, that's original and has never been done before!
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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2012, 08:28:03 pm »
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They must have spent $30 million in advertising....<checks>....meh..can't find anything.  $12 mil to make it....I'd be shocked if they didn't double that in marketing.


(oddly enough, I did see that Act of Valor was purchased from a low end studio for $13 mil and then they (the buyers) went and spent $20-30 mil in marketing for it and I bet I've seen 10 commercials for Project X for every 1 I've seen for Act of Valor.)
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