Great, expectations met
Tricky D | Iraq | 03/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first review is right on - with one exception. One cannot reasonably expect the military to give raw, first-person footage of a clandestine special operation. It seems the previous reviewer expected something in that area (how, i don't know). I am a US Army infantry soldier serving overseas. During the time at which i watched this on DVD, however, i was the stereotypical college male age 21. The video fulfilled all of my desires and expectations..it was exciting, reasonably accurate to military operation, showcased the use of some interesting and/or special equipment etc. Having said this after actually experiencing life in the military and military training (though by no means SEAL training), i give it 5 stars. I wrote this review for one reason: so nobody would be fooled by a 3 star rating. So long as the viewer doesn't expect a helmet cam, he or she will not be disappointed. As a matter of fact, after writing this review i'm going to have to get this shipped over to Iraq to watch it again."
Dramatic reenactment of 3 SEAL engagements
Gadgester | Mother Earth | 10/27/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The miniseries supposedly originally aired on the Learning Channel. It has three 47-minute dramatic reenactment (i.e., staged by producers and played by actors) of three previously classified Navy SEAL engagements: Grenada (1983), Somalia (1991) and Panama (1989). These are engaging stories (no pun intended), and the production value is pretty good, but it's still a bit unsatisfactory to know all three episodes are not real footage of the real thing."