Secrets of SEAL Team Six
They have been kept secret to the world for over 30 years, a highly
classified special unit of soldiers that are the best of the best at
what they do and save the world on a daily basis. No it’s not the
Avengers, but a real life elite unit that recently took out the most
wanted terrorist in the world, Osama Bin Laden. Not much is known about
SEAL Team Six, but this documentary looks at changing that, with
interviews from former team members and the first in depth look into
what happened and how Bin Laden was killed.
SEAL’s (Sea, Air and Land) are a very select, highly sort after group of
specially trained soldiers, they are one of the world’s best kept
secrets, they fight off threats of national security and their
identities are wanted by every known terrorist on the planet. While
their missions are kept top secret we are given an in depth look in to
how these soldiers are trained and selected, the advanced weaponry they
receive and what it takes to be a part of such a sought after team.
Before becoming a SEAL one must be the best of best of his unit to even
get selected for the training and even then, you still have 6 months of
sea based training, 6 months of tactical training and 6 months of air
based training to look forward too. It is said that through every set of
training at least 75% of trainees won’t make it on to the next gruelling
This was a very interesting look in to the lives of the SEAL team six
what they go through to get where they are and what they do on a daily
bases from defusing nuclear bombs and killing illusive terrorists. The
interviews are filled with never before told stories of the SEAL teams
along with looks at their weaponry they use to complete their missions
but the most interesting part was the in depth look on how the team
killed Osama Bin Laden. This is the most complete look into how
everything happened for the seizing of the building, to how many
terrorists filled the halls, up until how many bullets where placed in
to bin laden.
With a title like Secrets of SEAL Team Six you would expect to get a
great insight to who they are and the missions they complete but all
that is kept under wraps as it can’t be known to the public. Not enough
new details are given throughout the doco that haven’t previously been
available through the news or just the internet and while it is very
interesting I was hoping for more on these topics rather than what
weapons they use.
DVD video quality is what you would expect for a documentary shot on HD
rather than film, the doco looks crisp and smooth and while the sound
quality lacked the 5.1 surround that I’m so used too, it wasn’t really
needed with this one.
The DVD Features were very basic, only one special feature “Weaponology”
while this special feature itself was longer that then actual feature it
just went into more detail on what the feature film had already touched
on. While I do like knowing all about the little gadgets and high class
weaponry they use I felt like I was just sitting through the unedited
version of the feature film.
will say all in all I did enjoy Secrets of SEAL Team Six, the look at
the Osama Bin Laden mission was great and the training of the teams was
inspiring but without further information of the team and the other
missions they complete I was left wanting to know more.