A little Officer and a Gentleman, Rocky, Wildcats and Renaissance Man.
A tough working class guy tries to tough it out at Annapolis. We've all seen it before.
Good leads are let down by bad boxing scenes (they should have hired they guy who did Million Dollar Baby).
Good but not the best movie I've ever seen... The whole Navy thing is foreign to me but they explained it well. I enjoyed the film but I never really cared for any of the characters, it didn't move me in the way I think it should have. Nevertheless it was a good movie (probably great if you're into boxing - which I'm not)
It's the story of a ship builder / welder who gets accepted into the naval academy where they train you to become officers over 4 years. Select few men and women get in. Most of the movie is based around the physical 'boot camp' like training at the academy, and as usual there is always one slow, fat guy holding up the team. During the first year they are known as plebes. After the first year - Midshipmen. If you wanted to get further ahead, you trained for the Brigades.
Strong similarities to Officer and a Gentleman, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Enjoyed the acting by Franco and Gibson who portrayed the tough life associated with the academy. The message of the importance of team work came across strongly. Gibson was very convincing as one mean momma and I couldn't wait to see him smile, even though it wasn't until right at the end.
Brilliant acting & great story line.
Good story of friendship, working together, feel good movie.
This was an enjoyable film, and having been in the services could relate to the issues in the film