I am reminded of the initial impact of films like Oliver Stone's "Platoon" and Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker," which both told convincing and authentic stories.
Employing Navy troops as stars is a clever idea for an action thriller.
Watching a movie like Act of Valor, it becomes clear how much synergy currently exists between film and video games.
Is it a two-hour-long recruitment video? It feels like it. Is it effective? Absolutely.