Alex Veadov in Act of Valor. Credit Relativity Media.
This movie’s gimmick: the men playing Navy SEALs are real Navy SEALs. Their mission involves rescuing a CIA agent, then saving the US from a terrorist invasion. They may know how to pull off special ops, but they sure can’t act and the lame dialogue makes their interactions even more embarrassing. Basically, they end up being a group of men with no discernable personalities and the bad writing would mortify real actors. Instead of competent storytelling, the filmmakers used jerky camerawork and overbearing music. There’s lots of shooting, explosions and running around, but the action is poorly-staged and confusing. It felt like a Steven Seagal straight-to-DVD production.
GAY ANGLE: Even though the cast is full of butch guys, the lack of personality renders them unsexy.
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.
Who was really responsible for the Stonewall riots, the 1969 event which is considered the start of the fight for LGBTQ equality? According to some, the trailer for an upcoming film about the riots, Stonewall, glosses over quite a few important people who happened to be at the Christopher Street bar that night. All folks really have [...]