Revue of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Initial Release Date: January 13, 2016
Genre: Political Drama/Blowing stuff up
Directed By: Michael Bay(hem)
I know this is a belated review and I apologize. I don’t know what happened that I missed it. Anyways, I finally saw it and here goes what I think.
Set in the aftermath of the Libyan revolution that ousted Ghadaffi, Islamic militants attack the consulate in Libya killing the US Ambassador Chris Stevens. A group of Mercenaries stationed in Benghazi to protect diplomats take a stand to protect the Americans under siege in the consulate compound. A fierce battle ensues and stuff gets blown up.
The movie is one of valor with the mercenaries; John Krasinski (Jack), Pablo Schreiber (Tanto) James Dale (Rone), Max Martini (Oz) Davin Denman (Boon) doing their utmost best putting life and limb (literally) on the line to fend off the attacking militants. The film is quite intense and of course, action packed. This story was just too juicy for Michael Bay to pass on, what with the opportunity for massive explosions and gun battles.
I did enjoy it especially the final stand scene where mortar was raining on the besieged compound in slow motion (screen grabbed below).
I think this one was a good movie, with some nice action sequence while stuff gets blown up. I will rate 13 Hours 7.0/ 10 on my awesome-o-meter.
If you like political movies like Zero Dark Thirty or you just want to see an adrenaline soaked action movie this is definitely the movie to see.
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