Michael Bay slips into war movie cliches with ‘13 Hours’ (Our grade: C+)

In this photo provided by Paramount Pictures shows John Krasinski as Jack Silva in the film, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" from Paramount Pictures and 3 Arts Entertainment/Bay Films. The movie releases in U.S. theaters Jan. 15, 2016. (Christian Black/Paramount Pictures via AP)

In this photo provided by Paramount Pictures shows John Krasinski as Jack Silva in the film, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” from Paramount Pictures and 3 Arts Entertainment/Bay Films.(Christian Black/Paramount Pictures via AP)

Michael Phillips – Chicago Tribune

Everything in director Michael Bay’s cinematic vocabulary — the glamorizing slo-mo, the falling bomb point-of-view shots, the low-angle framing of his heroes with blue sky, fireballs or an American flag in the background — suggests not real life, or the way things might have happened, but a Michael Bay movie.

It’s true of the “Transformers” movies, and it’s true of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”

» Read full review at MyStatesman.com » Find showtimes for “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”


View Comments 0

%d bloggers like this: