Wednesday, 3 February 2016
13 Hours (3 Stars)
This is a biographical film about the events of September 11th 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. The American compound was overrun by Islamic extremists, and the American ambassador was killed. A mile away there was a secret CIA base, hidden next to a sheep farm. Six elite soldiers from this base travelled to the compound to rescue the surviving Americans, disobeying a direct order not to get involved.
This is a full on action film from beginning to end, with only very brief pauses. The action is chaotic, but I'm sure that it's realistic. War is chaotic. The soldiers struggled in their battle, never sure who was a friend and who was an enemy.
I personally didn't like the film because of the chaos. Maybe my readers will think differently. If you like war films you should check it out.