I put up a slightly long-winded, partisanish review up over at RedState, but strictly on the merits of being a war flick 13 Hours is a good flick. One of Michael Bay’s best flicks to date, in fact. And you want to see it on the big screen. Oh, and you’ll no doubt be gratified to hear that the soldiers were allowed to actually sound like soldiers instead of, say, plaster saints. A minor point, but a nice one all the same.
It’s a real shame that a story like this has to have a political overtone. But then again, it wasn’t my partisan faction that caused the galloping disaster that was the Benghazi attack in the first place. And that’s a truth that I am disinclined to simply ignore.
It looks… a bit more serious than the stuff that Michael Bay usually does.
Then again, it’s a serious subject. January 2016, huh? …That’s going to get some people exercised, particularly since even the trailer is making it clear that it’s a movie about Heroic American Mavericks Who Had To Fight Both The Enemy And The Cowards At The State Department. Which is to say, it’s going to make insane amounts of money domestically. And make a lot of people that I don’t particularly like more-or-less quietly furious. Continue reading The ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ trailer.