Tuesday 28 February 2012

Act Of Valour makes it to Number 1 in the US box office!

With the unsurprising news that Act Of Valour has made it to number one in the US Box Office with $24.7 million. It'll be more interesting to see what next week's take will be.

With that out of the way, Momentum has sent over the first UK poster for the film. This time with the correct spelling of valour on it!

Not only do we get the above poster but a "Guide to SEAL slang"
  • ASMO : ASsignment Memorandum Orders. Mostly issued in boot camp to set a recruit back in training due to poor performance.
  • Balls to Four : A four hour watch technically spanning from 0000-0400 though in practice begins at 2345 and ends at 0345. Most commonly seen on a "Dogged Watch" schedule.
  • Big E : Nickname for the USS Enterprise (CV-6), which won 24 battle stars during World War II, also known as the most decorated ship in the U.S. Navy. (Actually, the most decorated ship is the USS Parche (SSN-683), receiving a total of nine Presidential Unit Citations, ten Navy Unit Citations, and thirteen Navy Expeditionary Medal awards during its thirty years of service.)
  • BINGO : Minimum fuel needed to return to base (RTB)
  • Bogey : unknown aircraft which could be friendly, hostile, or neutral
  • Bravo Zulu : Originally "BZ" was a signal meaning "Well Done". It is sometimes co-opted by seniors praising subordinates in one form or another.
  • Canoe Club : The U.S. Navy
  • Canoe U : United States Naval Academy
  • Deep Six : Obsolete term for throwing something overboard; refers to the "deep six", the lowest fathom (six feet) before the ocean floor.
  • Ed's Motel : Navy filmmakers' acronym for Editorials, Motion Picture and Television Department.
  • Emerald Shellback. Crossed the Equator at the Greenwich Meridian.
  • Emergency Blow : When a sub rapidly blows all of the ballast out of its tanks, resulting in a rapid ascent and an impressive display as the sub breaks the surface.
  • Five and Dimes : A watch rotation where the sailor or watch team stand five hours of watch, then have ten hours off (to clean, perform maintenance, train, get qualified, conduct drills, take care of divisional business or their collateral duty, eat, shower, and occasionally sleep).
  • FOD : Foreign Object Damage. Caused by Foreign Object Debris, such as nuts, bolts, or anything that could be sucked into a jet engine, damaging it. At aviation commands, FOD can also describe a worthless individual, i.e. "If Airman Smith isn't in this shop in 5 minutes, write that piece of FOD up."
  • Happy Hour : Not what you think. 1hr of cleaning the ship every day.
  • Iron Bottom Sound : A term used to this day to describe the waters between Guadalcanal, Savo Island, and Florida Island in the Solomon Island chain, because of the large number of ships sunk in that area during World War II. It is considered by the Navy as sacred waters, and, every year during the commeration of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, a ship in the area will put out to sea, and drop a wreath in the area to honor the dead.
  • Jarhead : U. S. Marine.
  • On my six : Naval aviation expression referring to having someone or thing at my back, on my tail, directely behind me, relative to the hours of a clock; 12-dead ahead, 3-starboard or to the right, 6 aft or behind and 9-port or to the left.
  • PRT - Physical Readiness Test : A sailor is required to perform a certain number of situps, pushups, and a 1.5-mile run in a given time (which varies based on age and gender).
  • Ramp Strike : When an aircraft gets drastically low while attempting to land on a carrier and strikes the "round down," or stern of the ship, with devastating results.
  • Rick or Ricky : A "recruit" or Sailor-to-be still in boot camp.
  • Rider : most often associated with the submarine service; an individual aboard a submarine not a member of the crew who is assigned to the sub for a period of time to perform a specific mission; usually intelligence related.
  • Rotor Head : Sailor who flies or maintains rotary-winged aircraft (helicopters).
  • Turkey : slang for the F-14 Tomcat
  • UA : Unauthorized absence; the Navy's term for AWOL
When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot, a team of SEALs is dispatched on a global manhunt. As the men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of innocent civilians, they must balance their commitments to country, team, and their families back home.

Based on real events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure.
ACT OF VALOUR is released in cinemas nationwide on March 23, 2012
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