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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi 
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Post 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Trailer for the movie is up.

https://youtu.be/jPrip0ueu0s


Looks pretty solid to me. Undoubtedly there will be some who will call this propaganda and/or jingoistic. Maybe it is those things or maybe it's not. I personally will just separate this from reality and just hope that it's an exciting, intense and entertaining military action thriller. It does look good to me. IMO, these are the kinds of movies Michael Bay should be making. I really hope he's finally done with the Transformers franchise and just stick to doing movies like this one.

Kind of odd that a Michael Bay movie is coming out in January though.

And watching this trailer, it looks James Badge Dale is going to OWN this movie. He looks badass and great here. I hope this is the role/movie that finally becomes his breakthrough and he becomes a big star. I've been a big fan of his ever since season 3 of 24.


Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:38 am
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It might be good, but I still couldn't help crack up when someone on another board dubs this "Lone Survivor 2".


Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:39 am
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I'm surprised Obama and and his evil doers are letting this get made....

But seriously...January release?...not a good indicator.


Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:20 pm
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Looks pretty good.


Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:07 pm
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I'd like to share an article that encapsulates a few of the concerns I have with this film. I didn't write the article, but I do share many of its sentiments:

http://www.vox.com/2015/7/29/9069257/benghazi-michael-bay-trailer

Since I haven't seen this film yet, I'll reserve final judgment. But the trailer concerns me that this film will play into the narrative that the Obama Administration knew of a specific threat, did nothing, and then tried to cover it up. I did a rather extensive study on the Benghazi attacks about a year ago as part of my classwork, and one thing that became obvious is that this narrative is completely untrue.

So it is my hope that this film doesn't engage in that kind of conspiracy-mongering. I think it would be rather irresponsible on Bay's part if it did.

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Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:53 am
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Post Re: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
I might have more faith in this if another director were at the helm, such as Paul Greengrass (despite his predilection for shaky cam) or Kathryn Bigelow.

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Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:59 pm
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Post Re: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Doesn't look good to me at all I'm afraid, even though I've loved Bay's last two movies. Looks like the side of Bay (Pearl Harbor, The Rock) that personally I hate as much Berard hates Transformers.


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Post Re: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Not too interested in it.

It could be an intriguing movie since the Americans that were on the scene are dead and those that participated from afar mostly have different stories to tell or haven't fully told them yet. However, I'm not at all convinced that Bay can do intrigue. Maybe he can fashion (I guess I should say has fashioned) something of the unreliable storyteller type. In any event, he had a lot more freedom to craft a story at this point in time than many historical events allow.


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Post Re: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Jeff Wilder wrote:
I might have more faith in this if another director were at the helm, such as Paul Greengrass (despite his predilection for shaky cam) or Kathryn Bigelow.

+1 (although I have no problem with a "shaky" camera)

Michael Bay's name on any movie is an immediate pass for me.


Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:07 am
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Post Re: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
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But seriously...January release?...not a good indicator.


similar themed movies did very well when they got wide releases in Jan:

Zero Dark Thirty 24 mill
Lone Survivor 37 mill
and of course American Sniper 89 mill!

guess they're trying to keep the Jan tradition going.


Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:58 am
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Post Re: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
calvero wrote:
Quote:
But seriously...January release?...not a good indicator.


similar themed movies did very well when they got wide releases in Jan:

Zero Dark Thirty 24 mill
Lone Survivor 37 mill
and of course American Sniper 89 mill!

guess they're trying to keep the Jan tradition going.



All of the movies you listed were had a limited release in December to qualify for the Academy Awards.


Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:43 am
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Post Re: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Yeah I'm well aware(its part of my job), that's why I said "wide release" in Jan.


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