(This piece was also done in connection with Command Posts over at St. Martin’s Press, Publisher of my book The Red Circle.)

There’s a very distinct crack when a real shot goes off.  It’s a different sound entirely when it “snaps” (from the bullet breaking the sound barrier) overhead as you’re getting shot at.  The SEALs-Bandito Brothers match-up delivered for the SOF community.  The scenes in the film are done right, finally it’s happened.  Act of Valor (AOV) is the most technically sound film about Special Operations.

From a Call of Duty couch, the life of a SEAL or SOF Operator seems exciting. But in the real world the bullets rip flesh from your body and there are real consequences. Lives are at stake.

Act of Valor nails it.