One of my fears after we learned many details on the ultra-authentic Navy SEALS film Act of Valor was that it would simply be one large recruitment video. My fears have not swayed with the first trailer, as the story seems to be the most basic level of longing for loved ones at home while nicely photographed, intense action happens out on the field. I hope there is a little something more to grab on to with the final product. Written by Kurt Johnstad (300) and directed by Mike “Mouse” McCoy and Scott Waugh (who worked on stunts for Bad Boys II, Speed, Spider-Man and many more), film stars Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez and Nestor Serrano. Check out the trailer below via Yahoo and let us know your thoughts.
When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.
Act of Valor hits theaters on February 17th, 2012.
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