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Old 11-11-2012, 01:24 AM
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I'm starting to get a little bit tired of people I know talking about "Act of Valor" like it's the most realistic war movie ever, just because it stars active-duty Navy SEALs. There are way too many obvious instances where the movie sacrifices realism for entertainment. Apparently, people truly believe that a movie made with cooperation from DoD and the SEAL teams would never dare abstain from being 100% realistic all the time. After all, if the military supports it, their goal must be accuracy, rather than duping teenage boys into enlisting.

Honestly, if I hadn't known that "Act of Valor" starred real SEALs, it would have seemed like a pretty average military-themed action movie to me.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:40 AM
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Honestly, if I hadn't known that "Act of Valor" starred real SEALs, it would have seemed like a pretty average military-themed action movie to me.
I agree; it was alright, not great
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:22 PM
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I enjoyed it immensly but I recogonize that it's not winning any Oscars.

Happy Veterans Day everyone!

I had one of those surreal moments today...woke up, walked down stairs and was making coffee and one my fratenity brothers asked if I was gonna watch the Falcons game and I replied of course and he chuckled and went to leave for the library as we walked out the front door, he stopped, turned to me and said "Hey Mack, thanks." And left before I could formulate a response.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:35 PM
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I enjoyed it immensly but I recogonize that it's not winning any Oscars.
I liked it, and I personally thought that the SEALs weren't half-bad actors, but the movie itself was not what one could call "great"
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:12 PM
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I really, really hate New Orleans. I really hate the Saints, I hate the Superdome, and I hate the fact that I missed the homecoming dance my senior year of high school because some idiot though building a city below sea level was a good idea and some bigger idiots were too stupid to leave in the face of a category five hurricance.

Screw the saints.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:07 AM
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This morning, I learned that my father's Uncle Zach was part of the 101st Airborne Division, and was present during the seige of Bastogne.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:16 PM
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That's cool, I had a Great Uncle, so was sort of a surrogate great-grandfather, who rode on the back of the fourth tank in the column commanded by then Colonel Abrams thatrelieved Bastonge.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:18 AM
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Minor annoyance of the day:

Four toothbrushes are entirely too many for one bathroom. (Girlfriend, Mine, Roomate, Roomate's Girlfried) Especially when I've just gotten out of the shower and my classes are fogged up.

Major annoyance of th day;

Finding roomate's girlfriends panties hanging on your towel hook.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:17 PM
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So... discuss.
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If I hadn't seen it in other, less... reactionary news outlets I'd write it off as Fox News being sensationalist.

But given the other crap that's come out of the "OMG There's still a black guy in the big chair despite everything we were taught about black people being inferior to white people" crowd, this does not surprise me.

In short, it's a load of "how dare the country vote in a way that's not what I wanted".

Although the fightback has apparently already started.
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