I was really rooting for Act of Valor, the action film that blurred the lines between reality and fiction by using real, active-duty U.S. Navy operators and live ammunition (in some scenes) as they tried to unravel a plot involving Islamic terrorists and South American drug dealers attacking America. I was planning on seeing the film the first chance I got.
And then I read how incredibly stupid and Hollywood that damn thing went.
I’m sure there are Jewish terrorists. Somewhere. But this comes across as a contrived attempt to excuse the inherent violence of Islamic faith and dodge CAIR protests. It is cowardice, plain and simple, that would have made Goebbels proud, and a disservice to the men and women who wear the uniform.
Update: I posted my criticism of the film based upon the description of the film as provided by a very insightful blogger who very rarely misfires, who saw the film, and was shocked by the anti-semitism she saw.
She has now withdrawn her criticism of the film. This relieves me greatly, even though I stand by my comment that making the lead villain a Jew was a cowardly act meant to dampen criticism from the Islamic community.