Each year on December 7th, American citizens pause to remember the fallen heroes of the Pearl Harbor attacks. Some gather with fellow veterans to mourn the friends and comrades they lost, others participate in memorial services or parades, while others show footage of the attacks and discuss the effects on today’s service members. Being part [...]
There are many misconceptions about the role that Navy SEALs actually play as part of the Navy and military as a whole. This is due in part to the portrayal of Navy SEALs in film, fiction literature, and television. Many American Spies in movies and books will either be active Navy SEALs or retired Navy SEALs. But the truth of matter is that Navy SEALs are not International Spies.
There are very few great films that capture the spirit and heart of the United States Navy SEALs. Many films feature mentions of the Navy SEALs in some regard, but fail to focus their entire films on these great individuals.
Director Zack Snyder became a name of instant fame with his epic masterpiece 300. 300 was a genius film that broke box office records and immediately catapulted Zack Snyder to stardom. With 300, Snyder had his actors trained by stunt men in order to carry out the enormous fight sequences and battles that made 300 such an epic masterpiece.
Actor Michael Biehn is one of those actors whose faces you most likely recognize, but have a hard time matching with a name. He has appeared in dozens of high profile films including: Grease, Hog Wild, The Terminator, Aliens, The Seventh Sign, and Tombstone to name a few. He is also commonly typecast by movie producers when they are looking for an actor to serve as a Navy SEAL Commander.
While the actor Vin Diesel may look like he could fit into the role of a Navy SEAL, it’s questionable whether he could handle the intense training that goes into becoming one.