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Dog’s Movie House: “13 Hours” Has Michael Bay Directing A Film For Adults For A Change!



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John Krasinski In "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi"

John Krasinski In “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi”


I find Michael Bay to be an interesting filmmaker.  He’s technically proficient, but for the most part seem to care next to nothing about the quality of the scripts he uses as the foundation of his films.  Most of his output seems to lean toward juvenile fare such as The Transformers and Bad Boys films, but lately Bay seems to be making an attempt to mature as a director.  “Pain and Gain” while not perfect, was Bay’s most self-assured movie, despite the grisly subject matter, and now he’s taken another step forward with “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi” a film that avoids the volatile politics of a real life incident in Libya in favor of a soldier’s eye view of the assault on a secret CIA compound in September of 2012.  The movie is a mostly successful (if overlong) thriller about the perils of combat in the midst of a culture we as Americans don’t understand.  Continue reading