The Moviegoer: "Act of Valor" (McCoy & Waugh, 2012)

Each week in The Moviegoer, Nick Olson examines new and upcoming films.While Act of Valor is certainly ripe for negative criticism, it has somewhat unfairly become a punching bag for critics. One drum that is getting beat too often is that the movie feels like little more than a “recruitment poster.” Yes, that’s true, but it’s not incidental — mostly because it began as a recruitment video. Ultimately, whether or not you find reason to appreciate Act of Valor comes down to whether or not you ar … [Read more...]