Great Film overall
Good concept, poorly executed.
Instead, you get a movie that's enjoyable enough, but leaves you feeling like it could have been much, much more.
This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching.
A compelling/riveting dramatization of the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic mission in Libya that resulted in the death of four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the movie is a driven entity of force vs politics - 45 minutes of setup and an eternity of relentless combat. Michael Bay, who is known for his awe inspiring theatrics provides a little zigzagging action-movie-style relief.The film brings amongst others the emotion of anger, fueled by duplicitous curvature of politics by the CIA. If your military or former it drives a nail into honoring American lives and sacrifice before political agendas. The film is well performed by all, great combat sequences and tactical overtones. This will keep your attention ALL the way through and leave you feeling proud, honored and a strong pit of emotion for those that were there.
I was riveted, spellbound by this, watching what I have read come to life on the screen.
"Powerful people" tried to stop the distribution of this film and I can see why. There is even one or more bad reviews because it shows a truth that the Progressive Liberal Stalinist Democrats want to hide, that a whole bunch of Americans were in a war zone, not some peaceful place as we were told, and that they were improperly supplied, poorly secured, and there was no backup for them. Also, that there was either the biggest screwup in intelligence since Pearl Harbor, or the Secretary of State ignored it to save a couple bucks. Security should never be left to an organization like the February 17th Martyrs Brigade, who not only knew of the attack and ran away, but some were identified through surveillance photographs as part of the assault force.The film also exposes the idea that the attack on 9/11/2012 was a spontaneous event resulting from a demonstration about some anti-Islamic film. It was obviously a well planned and coordinated attack carried out in waves. That is obvious by the accuracy of mortars used and availability of heavy machine guns. In closing, never forget J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone S. Woods. In addition, do not forget the wounded and the rest who lived through that hell. And never forget that neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama have ever publicly apologized or accepted responsibility for putting them in that situation and failing to act to defend them. And never forget that Ambassador Stevens' itinerary in a hostile area was transmitted in an email on an unsecure server by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Nadeeshan Tennage (nadeeshantennage)
The film accounts the real incidents related with the waves of terrorist attacks happened at an American diplomatic compound at Benghazi in 2012.
The first half of the film feels too slow paced and the build up towards the climatic incidents portrayed are not exciting either.
But, the bright side here is that this film would never exhaust you from beginning to the end eventhough, the running time is so unnecessarily expanded with a couple of unwanted confusing plot points which I wouldn't mention here.
But ,overall this film complies with its source material and genre and delivers the story in a compelling way..
This could have been a much better movie if it's not for those few plotholes and the running time which might exhaust you if you are not really into watching war films.
The first part I found a bit slow, but you can't take your eyes off the action once it all starts. An authentic take on the real time events of 11 September 2012 at Benghazi, Libya, a thumbs up to yet another Hollywood flick based on American presence in some war-ravaged part of the globe, almost all of them are good. 7/10