No greater love has a man than to lay down his life for his friend!
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is not a movie to be reviewed but is a dramatized fact based experience of one of America’s darkest moments. Every American Patriot, Citizen or any person with a conscious and a sense of morality and responsibility should see this film. “13 Hours” will definitely arouse an emotional response in you, be it compassion, concern or maybe anger or some of all the above. You will not be surprised to hear that mine was anger!
The film opens slowly but when the plot is developed it’s full throttle action! I’ve not been to Libya and Lord willing I never will. However, the scenes appeared very realistic as did the military equipment, action and violence. Speaking of violence if you or your children are sensitive to violence and blood being spilled this movie and war in general are not for you.
Before seeing the movie I read comments by the leading actor John Krasinski, who played Jack Silva CIA Operative. He said the movie was not about fixing political blame on anyone in particular but was a factual telling of the lives and events of these men. I agree with that.
Having said that – what the movie does raise is QUESTIONS about the failure of: preparation – decision making – use of our Military support and hardware – the focus needed to support the civilian and military people the US Government put in harms way and someone stepping up and calling the ball.
Before seeing this film I was of the opinion that we have had at least one too many Republican Committees Investigating Benghazi. Now my view is 180 degrees opposite. Our elected representatives should have full on and non-politicized investigations until the parties responsible for this failure in both the Military and Civilian branches of our Government are unveiled and hung out to dry and their careers hung by a rope until dead.
All that said I am glad we saw the movie and I encourage you to do the same.