John & Becky’s Movie Review Of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi

13hoursBecky and I went to see the movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi at the AMC Theater in Castle Rock, CO. The Fandango website at 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is describes the movie as follows…

“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is an action thriller based on the 2014 non-fiction book written by journalist Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team. The film depicts the harrowing true story of the attack on a U.S. embassy outpost in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, which killed four Americans (including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens). After the assault begins, an ex-military security team are tasked with protecting a covert CIA base approximately a mile from the outpost. Directed by Michael Bay, the film stars John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, and Pablo Schreiber…”

The Review:  In the movie, A Few Good Men, Jack Nicholson’s character is famous for saying, “The Truth?  You want the truth?  You can’t handle the truth.” to Tom Cruise’s character, while on the witness stand.  In this film, you will discover why the many of the American people can’t handle the truth about what happens in parts of the world to protect America’s interests. There are tremendous risks in parts of the world where America is not welcome and Benghazi, Libya under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was one of them.  I am going to have to get a little political in this review because I remember when this happened and what we were told by the White House.

This film shows how several former Navy Seals and special forces former military men were working to protect the CIA as contractors, when all hell broke loose and the U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens lost his life.  There was no support from the United States for apparently political reasons or because of incompetence that cost American lives.  This movie shows the true story of what really transpired from the people who were actually there, but once again Hollywood took liberties to protect political interests.

The film didn’t discuss how Hillary Clinton was in charge of this fiasco.  It leaves out how her and President Obama sold the American people that it was all about an anti-muslim video that created a Muslim protest in Benghazi on the anniversary of September 11th.  That was really disappointing about the film because you left wondering if Hillary Clinton paid to have the facts about what she did withheld from the film now that she is running for President of the United States.

There is a level of incompetence that is shown in this film with nobody in the United States military responding to the crisis that is unbelievable and will make you angry.  It’s hard to tell your kids to join the military today, knowing that Washington doesn’t support our people anymore other than with lip services, but will leave our citizens to die in order to protect their own political interests.  It is pathetic.  These “secret soldiers” had to hold off a small army to save the lives of others and they really didn’t have to do it as civilians.

There is some very interesting dialogue in the movie, such as when the CIA Chief bashes these military guys and makes a point to tell them how he went to Harvard implying how stupid they are.  Later he thanks them for saving his life and that put things in perspective.  The movie is really well done and what these guys did was nothing short of incredible.  We really enjoyed it and thought it was one of the best films we had seen all year.

John – **** Don’t Miss It
Becky – **** Don’t Miss It

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