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Friday, 25 March 2016

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi

Better than Transformers this one is! 
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi – This movie is based on actual events.
Not your ordinary soldiers. 
After the fall of Gadhafi, Libya becomes one of the most dangerous places on Earth forcing countries to close down their embassy in fear of attacks by terrorist. The Americans however decided to stay put (God knows why) guarded by private military contractors, Global Response Staff (GRS) who are stationed not too far away from temporary residence for any visiting ambassador. Former special operations personnel, Jack Da Silva (John Krasinski) joins his GRS mates and is soon deployed on his first mission to accompany a discussion with local oil tycoon. Meanwhile, US Ambassador, Chris Stevens decides to drop by Benghazi as well to maintain diplomatic connections amidst the political and social chaos. He is guarded by local militia on limited payroll and some Diplomatic Security Agents. On the anniversary on September 11, all hell breaks loose when a group of Islamic militants assault and seize control of the compound. Fierce fighting ensues between the both sides till dawn with huge causality including the ambassador himself becoming one of the victims.
Scurfy John actually looks good in this flick! 
Get ready for some loud explosions once the AK’s and mortar comes into play. Everything and anything blows up like it’s happening right in front of you. Equally chilling feeling is when the ambassador’s residents get engulfed in rapid fire started by the militants. Not to mentioned the gory and graphic scenes full of blood to capture the horrible injuries. I was squirming in my seat when I saw a man’s hand dangling after getting hit by mortar. Adoiiiiiii….luckily I didn’t faint on my seat. Despite the adrenaline rush every now and then, there was also a subtle message inserted to reflect on what was going on. Michael Bay redeemed himself with this flick after messing up Transformers. Amidst the catastrophe, he managed to capture the painful feeling of innocent civilians trapped in between those who are hungry for power and those who just want a peaceful live.

Better than London has Fallen. 
I have no idea how to describe how I felt while watching this movie except for asking…”What is wrong with us humans? Why are we killing each other and what for?”. With the recent rampant attacks happening all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before we really run out of time to save our world from total annihilation. Wake up and make peace not war stupid humans. Enough is enough. 

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