Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Will Michael Bay Turn the Real Life Benghazi Disaster into “Transformers” or “Armageddon”?


So far, commenters on the imdb message board are noting laughs when Michael Bay’s name comes up on this trailer. “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is set for a January 15th, 2016 opening. There’s no Oscar qualifying week scheduled. If this movie is really coming out on January 15th, then brace yourselves. It’s not good despite an excellent cast (James Badge Dale, John Krasinski). To me, this trailer looks like “Zero Dark Thirty” without any purpose. I hope I am wrong.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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