13 Hours (2016): Manly as hell!

What is it about?

A security team has a good time in Benghazi, Libya when all of a sudden all hell breaks loose and they have to fight for their lives, which is not easy when you are an American soldier in Libya and seriously outnumbered.

Even though an average Joe would die after 5 minutes, our heroes are anything but average! They are in good shape, have a set of deadly skills (Even Liam Neeson in “Taken” would have a hard time fighting these guys.) and can kill you with their foreheads. So naturally, what follows is a series of explosions, flying bullets and lots of dead people. It’s every man’s dream!

Who should watch it?

This movie will appeal to mostly male audience because there is a lot of shooting and explosions involved. The romance is non-existent while the dramatic moments are average at best. I can imagine a “sausage fest” where men are watching “13 Hours” while sitting on a couch, drinking excessively, and yelling “FOR AMERICA!!!” while hitting themselves in the chest every 10 minutes.

What can I expect from this movie?

  • Will I laugh?

    There is actually a couple of decent jokes throughout the movie that could make you laugh.

  • Is my brain going to implode trying to figure out the movie?


  • Will I learn anything from this movie?

    Yes. Don’t be a soldier.

  • Is it based on something?

    “13 hours” is based on a book written by Mitchell Zuckoff which is based on true events that took place in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.

Similar movies like “13 Hours”?

You can try with “Black Hawk Down”, “We Were Soldiers”, and “Tears of the Sun”.

Judgment time!

Even though it’s based on true events, with so many cheesy one-liners and rehashed action scenes, “13 Hours” looks like it was directed by Michael Bay. Oh wait, it WAS directed by Michael Bay, which explains a lot. Don’t get me wrong, it was an entertaining movie, but it wasn’t very deep or memorable.

John Krasinski did a good job of portraying a badass soldier, even though it took me a while to get accustomed to it after seeing him in “The Office” for so many seasons.

It’s an okay movie to kill 2 hours, but nothing more than that. I give it 6/10.



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