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Khoram
11-16-2011, 05:59 PM
So.... There's this movie (http://www.actofvalor.com/#/HOME)coming out in February that I'm quite interested in seeing... I don't know how good it'll be, considering the actors aren't really actors. Nor can you really get a sense of what it's about based on the trailer.

Still... it looks pretty good. What do you guys make of it? (I'm primarily directing said question towards the veterans of this Forum).

Mort
11-16-2011, 06:23 PM
The trailer made a good show at least. But I guess we all know trailers can be treacherous :)

As long as it doesn't become too preachy, I think this movie could be real good.

Good song by Snow Patrol too! :) It's a long focker, 16 minutes on Spotify (http://open.spotify.com/track/6wES7HDZ0sq9wg58fBzd0i), didn't knew they has aspirations to becoming Dream Theater (http://open.spotify.com/track/7BrDCCqiUPhRrdqA1ZNasS) ;)

All spotify links, if you havn't gotten it yet, what are you waiting for? :)

Edit: Oh? The swearing filter is on? How sad.

Sei'taer
11-16-2011, 08:17 PM
We'll see how they act. The thing I like about it is that they carry their weapons correctly. I hate to see a movie where a guy carries his rifle all goofy like he doesn't know how to use it (which he usually doesn't).

Anyway, I'll probably see it at some point.

Khoram
11-16-2011, 09:55 PM
The trailer made a good show at least. But I guess we all know trailers can be treacherous :)

As long as it doesn't become too preachy, I think this movie could be real good.

Good song by Snow Patrol too! :) It's a long focker, 16 minutes on Spotify (http://open.spotify.com/track/6wES7HDZ0sq9wg58fBzd0i), didn't knew they has aspirations to becoming Dream Theater (http://open.spotify.com/track/7BrDCCqiUPhRrdqA1ZNasS) ;)

All spotify links, if you havn't gotten it yet, what are you waiting for? :)

Edit: Oh? The swearing filter is on? How sad.

I've got 8:14 on YouTube.

And Dream Theater's AWESOME.

Apparently, Sei, these guys are actual Navy SEALS (that is, according to the website and trailer) - so I would expect them to know what they're doing. That is, if they really are who they say they are. ;)

Mort
11-17-2011, 07:07 AM
I've got 8:14 on YouTube.

And Dream Theater's AWESOME.

Apparently, Sei, these guys are actual Navy SEALS (that is, according to the website and trailer) - so I would expect them to know what they're doing. That is, if they really are who they say they are. ;)

Dream Theater are good musicians, and I've had a period where I've listened to them quite a lot. But I've moved on from them :)

I'm a little unsure why active duty navy seals would go and make a movie. I thought most of those guys wanted to fly under the radar (pun intended). Either they aren't the real deal or the movie is one huge commercial for joining the Navy. I really hope it isn't the latter.

Also not sure how the story is going to be tied together and told. The fighting scenes are probably gonna be great, but the rest might be horrible :)

AbbeyRoad
11-17-2011, 12:50 PM
I'm a little unsure why active duty navy seals would go and make a movie.
Just a guess here, but I'd say: money.

Either they aren't the real deal or the movie is one huge commercial for joining the Navy.
Again, guessing, but both are most likely at least a little bit true. They may be active SEAL's, but most likely not the most accomplished or they'd still be in the field. And watching the trailer made me think of a commercial for kids: (Join the Navy; it's like Call of Duty, in real life!). That being said, the movie does look cool. The way they carry their weapons and just their general movement has more authenticity than any war movie I've seen.

The fighting scenes are probably gonna be great, but the rest might be horrible.
From the trailer, it looks like the movie is mostly all fighting scenes. And considering the 'actors' and the content, I have no problem with that.

Dream Theater are good musicians
I've never heard of them; what style of music do they play?

Mort
11-17-2011, 01:23 PM
I've never heard of them; what style of music do they play?

Check out the link, or youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD7OdyY1js4&ob=av2e). Hard to put a definitive genre to them. I hate to use "Rock", since that is so broad. Contemporary heavy metal might fit. Their sound has changed some from their earlier 90's stuff. Some of it's band members are generally seen as some of the best musicians out there. Guitarist and drummer are famous for it.

Khoram
11-17-2011, 03:29 PM
Check out the link, or youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD7OdyY1js4&ob=av2e). Hard to put a definitive genre to them. I hate to use "Rock", since that is so broad. Contemporary heavy metal might fit. Their sound has changed some from their earlier 90's stuff. Some of it's band members are generally seen as some of the best musicians out there. Guitarist and drummer are famous for it.

I would say that they're more Progressive Metal than anything else - that's how I've been describing them for years. :)

My favourite Dream Theater song is Count of Tuscany (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4yzYKIiV9Y) - 20 minutes of pure awesome. The intro in and of itself is absolutely amazing.

I haven't been listening to too much Dream Theater lately, and I haven't gotten their new album yet, either.

Oh, and Portnoy's no longer a member of Dream Theater - unfortunately, he felt that he needed a break :( - it sucks, cause he was awesome live - I went back in 09 for their Progressive Nation Tour (Portnoy's gotta be the most intense drummer I've ever seen - he plays on everything, even the supports for his drums! :eek:)

Anywho, they're definitely more epic than your average Rock, Prog, or Metal bands.

Mort
11-17-2011, 04:00 PM
I would say that they're more Progressive Metal than anything else - that's how I've been describing them for years. :)

My favourite Dream Theater song is Count of Tuscany (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4yzYKIiV9Y) - 20 minutes of pure awesome. The intro in and of itself is absolutely amazing.

I haven't been listening to too much Dream Theater lately, and I haven't gotten their new album yet, either.

Oh, and Portnoy's no longer a member of Dream Theater - unfortunately, he felt that he needed a break :( - it sucks, cause he was awesome live - I went back in 09 for their Progressive Nation Tour (Portnoy's gotta be the most intense drummer I've ever seen - he plays on everything, even the supports for his drums! :eek:)

Anywho, they're definitely more epic than your average Rock, Prog, or Metal bands.

I havn't paid attention to them since they released the 'Six Degrees of Inner turbulence' album. On that one the only song that stood out I thought was Misunderstood (http://open.spotify.com/track/3CVHm8fAgfe3RUFyr7KTG8) (spotify link, seriously, go get it).

I love their old stuff from early ninetees. The albums Awake (http://open.spotify.com/album/4jP59Kwqvy3n09eUe1Cge7) and Images and words (http://open.spotify.com/album/1v4pc6NTV08a8jjBFWdBre) are what sold me on Dream Theater. Falling into infinity (http://open.spotify.com/album/2AcOiEYDeMTAzUdVLJ0DP7) is also pretty good. After that they never got back into their groove I felt.

Khoram
11-17-2011, 05:01 PM
Pull Me Under was one of the first songs from Dream Theater that I ever listened to. Then, the first video I saw of them was the live concert in Tokyo, playing Puppies on Acid and Take the Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vIh_Diu9vI) - what sold me was Petrucci's guitar-ing. It was wonderful. If you wanna take a look, skip to about 9:25, and listen from there. That's what got me hooked, I think.

Oh, and I got in pretty late, so Systematic Chaos was out by the time I heard of them, and I also listened to Forsaken, which I very much enjoyed - one of their best, IMO.

The set list from when I went was (in this order, I believe):

A Nightmare to Remember
Rite of Passage
Hollow Years (extended intro)
Keyboard Solo
Prophets of War
The Dance of Eternity
One Last Time
Solitary Shell (extended solo)
As I Am

And Encore was:
Count of Tuscany - because it's such a long song. XD

All the while, Portnoy was busy banging away on all aspects of his drums, and Myung and Petrucci played each other's instruments AT THE SAME TIME!!! And Rudess was being a Keyboard Wiz. LaBrie was a little off, but his voice was strong. I had a lot of fun then.