How will 'Act of Valor' impact Special Operations Forces?
February 7th, 2012
06:35 PM ET

How will 'Act of Valor' impact Special Operations Forces?

"Act of Valor" was just one of the movies to have a trailer air during the most watched TV show in U.S. history on Sunday – that would be the Super Bowl – and some are wondering how the film will impact the typically media shy Special Operations Forces.

The film bills itself as a "motion picture starring active duty Navy SEALS." Special Operations Forces are rarely publicly identified, but the commander of US Special Operations Forces William McRaven said this movie is not exposing SEALs who were supposed to remain in the shadows.

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  1. Neo

    I'm not worried about the movie. The world needs to know what happens when we come for you. Hint: there's a lot of defoliation.

    It did have some Hollywood in it though. The scene where they didn't drop the girl with her finger on the detonator was inaccurate. In reality she had maybe a tenth of a second of life left when they entered the room. But Hollywood needed an explosion, chuckle. The repartee in the back of the airplane was a little vanilla too. But what are you going to do. Oh, and everyone knows what they are getting into. We handle death of one of our own a little differently then the civilians.

    Airlift Pilot during: Operation Urgent Fury, Operation Just Cause, Operation Desert Storm and countless other unspecified missions. ;-)

    March 28, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. Deb

    Much respect and love to our military. My dad served, my brother is still serving after 22 years. No one likes war, especially our miltary. The long months of seperation, the stress and worry of deployments to them and their loved ones back home. The fact is though its their job and they take full resposibility of the risks invloved. We need our military. Quite often you have people commenting on military personel without knowing fully what it is like to be in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy etc. They have a tough job. Cut them some slack.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. Saber

    Went and saw the film last night. What a great tribute to our troops who put thier lives on the line for our country. Every bit as good ad Saving Private Ryan! For those of you haters out here making the negative comments comments, shame on you! For those making the comments based on your culture, keep in mind your radicals were the ones who started this! We are just finishing it! Nuff Said!

    March 11, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dee

    when you care enough to send some of the best and brightest we have to offer

    March 5, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ben

    Bush is president: no Congressional Medals of Honor to anyone who lived and no movies except those about "lies" or murderous or disillusioned soldiers. Now that its Obama's War, 1940s style heroic War movies. The irony is that no one went to see the left leaning movies and only those who supported Bush will see this movie (that our troops deserve) and the left still won't go see it. Yet, there is no bias in the media...

    March 1, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jimbo

    I enjoyed the movie very much. A little on the personal side, a lot on the missions, correct equipment, and SEAL tactics throughout the movie. Except for a lack of false insertions, this is the most realistic look at modern SEALs ever done. This old paratrooper walked out of the theater having been glad to have served in the 101 Airborne Division. We need fewer armored divisions and more small unit tactics like the Rangers, Delta, force Recon, and SEALS. The world is changing, and the military needs to adapt at a faster rate.

    February 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Asashii

    tax payer propaganda film and recruiting tool for the U.S. navy? one long coomercial is what i see, if you jion the navy there is a 99.999 % chance that you will NOT be doing any of this!!!!! and will we get profit checks in the mail !!!!

    February 28, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      You are wrong, it is a tax payer funder Obama ad

      March 1, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Nat

      My brother is a Navy Seal and the movie is very realistic to the things he has and is doing. Just because you don't agree with someones point of view doesn't mean you have to shoot it down and take crap about it. If you didn't like it then don't watch it.

      March 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Curt Shanks

    Just saw it and it was great!

    February 25, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JAY619

    saw the movie yestr day got to say semper fi bad asses

    February 25, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Sokman

    Do you know how long that pathetic sac has waited for someone to ask "what's a dick for"?

    February 9, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. carrieanne

    Sorry Richard. My mom told me to never touch a little boys peepee.

    February 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. duh

    What's a Dick Fore? Scraping d00 d00 off of.

    February 8, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  13. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/interior-attack/

    February 8, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  14. carrieanne

    I cant wait to see that. It looks pretty good to me! Richard, you keep giving us too much information! Social filter everyone, please?! Just asking

    February 8, 2012 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sokman

    Bless the USA & the greatest military force on the planet

    February 7, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  16. ninja kid

    I like turtles.

    February 7, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  17. ma & pa

    Maybe it's not the fame. Maybe some of them or their team would like their parents to have a clue where they really are or have been.

    February 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Lynn

    It was bound to happen sooner or later. It would seem everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame these days.

    February 7, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim (Retired Military)

      @Lynn – how shallow some of us have become. The book was written by Tom Clancy, not by the Special Forces troops in our military. Unless you are so far removed, you have no clue what these heroic men and women go through day-after-day, month-after-month, year-after-year protecting our Nation…..I would assume this includes you. Next time you wish to post a comment about the military, think before you hit the submit button!

      March 7, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • olivia

      Lynn, you obviously don't know what you are talking about. To a man they ALL declined to be in the movie and were finally persuaded to be in it as it was originally supposed to be training film. I know some of the SEALs and NONE of them want their "15 minutes of fame".

      March 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fan

      Lynn,

      Your comment makes you sound like an idiot.

      March 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debb

      Much respect and love to our military. My dad served, my brother is still serving after 22 years. No one likes war, especially our miltary. The long months of seperation, the stress and worry of deployments to them and their loved ones back home. The fact is though its their job and they take full resposibility of the risks invloved. We need our military. Quite often you have people commenting on military personel without knowing fully what it is like to be in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy etc. They have a tough job. Cut them some slack

      March 27, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |

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