Thursday, January 14, 2016

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Movie Review

John Krasinski stars in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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IMDb Plot: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. Directed by Michael Bay. Stars James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Toby Stephens, Pablo Schreiber, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, Demetrius Grosse and Freddie Stroma.

Bay's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a sobering reminder that "war is Hell." It's long (144 minutes) but exhilarating & provocative... with plenty of action and good character development. Think Black Hawk Down, but on a much smaller scale, and with less star power. That said, Dale and (particularly) Krasinski are enjoyable to watch, while staying clear of military stereotypes. Negatives? The action is (sometimes) difficult to follow, since nobody seems to know who's on whose side; and one can only hope/pray our government isn't half as dumb as it appears to be. Does anyone win wars anymore?