We’re trying out a new segment this week, ditching Geek Spew and replacing it with something we’re calling Geek Academy where we are gonna throw down some knowledge on things you might not be familiar with. I’m kicking it off this time with a lesson on something called The Loudness War. Let us know what you think!
Like many of you, I enjoy playing military first person shooters. When I first saw the trailer for “Act of Valor,” I immediately thought it was about as close as Hollywood has come to making “Call of Duty” into a live-action film. The games are practically movies already with their intense action set-pieces and global plots. I became excited and I immediately started to count the days for the theatrical release. However, I never thought that “Act of Valor” would hit me the way that it did. As I left the theater I wasn’t settling down after seeing what looked like a promising action movie. I actually felt a little disturbed and I wished I hadn’t seen the movie in the first place.
Somehow I don’t think that is what the directors intended.