Movies in Review: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

13_Hours_posterI love a good war film, and I can usually count on Michael Bay to make the movie explosive. Although the trailer for this film didn’t really peak much of my interest, I was hoping to get more than what the trailer failed to represent. Not to mention John Krasinski looked hella fine in this movie, so the man candy was an extra bonus that drove me into the theaters…Yay…lol.

(Men may want to skip this insert) Ok so Krasinski? Yeah hella fine. I just have to give him a few props because it brings me happiness to look at such man candy goodness. I mean seriously, this is the best I have ever seen him look, and had I known he had all of that going on, I would have been crushing on him a while ago…Damn! (Men may now continue reading review)

The movie was cool. There a number of tense scenes that help the movie build-up. I enjoyed the soldiers, but felt the story didn’t really give us an chance to really get to know them as there were so many other elements and smaller storylines taking away from these characters. For example the Exxon Oil rep and her dinners that kept getting interrupted by attacks. I couldn’t really see the significance in this part of the plot. The movie drags a bit in the middle, but reaches a climax that will have you on the edge of your seat.

This movie wasn’t great, I have seriously seen better true war films. This one failed to focus on the soldiers. I know there is a better story that could have been written, unfortunately it wasn’t. The characters were great, so there is some entertainment value there. There are also some decent explosive scenes to keep the movie alive as well. Honestly this movie is the type of film I would have rather purchased through Redbox…C+


About tajgreenemoviesinreview

I am creative by nature, and analytical by design. My escape from the riff raff of everyday life is a great movie. I do not title myself as a movie critic. I am a part of the viewing audience simple and plain. I started this blog to give a real life review of films, as an avid movie goer. Movies are expensive, and not always worth the money. I hope my reviews help you in your descision.
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