Mike Lantry, 1972
Last night I went to see a screening of the new movie "Act of Valor." There was an ad for it during the Super Bowl, I was intrigued, so I went. (Trailer: http://www.actofvalor.com/official/)
It is a great movie, one I really enjoyed, and I don't expect to see a better action flick this year. Hope you can see it. The main characters are a group of active duty Navy SEALs. They take out several sets of bad guys around the globe. I was dubious about what this meant, seeing it in the advertisements. Were the SEALs extras? Backgroud fill? No, it means what it says: Navy SEALs are the main actors, filmed in a story playing themselves in the role of Navy SEALs. The movie includes their wives and families, and a lot of live fire.
You might remember that the guys on the 2011 football team did something with the SEALs as a theme this last season. (Link: http://mgoblog.com/content/hoke-killed-guy.) There also has been plenty of Barwis porn and awe at the exploits of Martin, Van Bergen, et al. Watching the movie will give a greater sense and appreciation of SEALs who are truly great athletes and do this when it really matters.
Some of the acting, as expected, is a bit wooden. But at the same time, the emotions and action are also much more realistic than you will ever see captured by actors.
I suppose some of you more creative types (think: LSU Freek) will eventually use clips to create football GIFs, etc. It is somewhat problematic that our fearless leader (i.e., one Brian Cook) most closely resembles one of the two bad guy villians. That photobomb at the hockey game lends itself to this kind of photoshopping.
Anyway, just go see the movie when it comes out in a couple weeks. You'll enjoy it.
I just received an invitation to attend a strength and conditioning workshop at Mississippi State in February. Mike Gittleson is speaking about strength conditioning. I may go and ask him about the role of pizza consumption in building muscle mass. Add your questions for Gittleson in the comments. Here is the link (itinerary is on page 2):