“The movie focuses on the actions of a small group of operators and soldiers, consisting of 2 active-duty JSOC operators and five CIA personnel along with a small contingent of Libyan forces. It shows the challenges they faced gaining permission to reinforce the CIA compound and embassy and their subsequent arrival and defense of the compound and the 32 Americans inside.”
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is currently sitting at 58% on Rotten Tomatoes after 80 counted reviews. That’s pretty good, shows Michael Bay can still make a decent movie when he manages to exercise a bit of restraint. Also, right now this his best reviewed directorial effort since The Rock (66%), back in 1996. I’m legitimately impressed.
Chuck Logan wrote the film’s screenplay based on the book “13 Hours” by Mitchell Zuckoff, with Michael Bay behind the camera. Starring in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi are John Krasinski, Toby Stephens, David Giuntoli, David Costabile and many others.
This weekend 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi will have to go up against Ride Along 2, post-Oscar nominations The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so I expect it to open somewhere around 4th place, $15-20 million.