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The ’13 Hours’ Trailer… Does It Mean Redemption For Michael Bay?

Wednesday 29th July 2015 by b_arterburn

Over the last ten years, Michael Bay has blessed us with not one, not two, NOT THREE, but four Transformer movies.  Aren’t we lucky?  If it’s possible, each one less successful than it’s predecessor (this coming from a Michael Bay fanboy).  So, when news broke that Bay would be handling a story based on true events in Benghazi, Libya titled ‘13 Hours’, my interest was piqued because it was finally something different (yes Pain and Gain also came out in this time period, but it was typical Michael Bay flash with no substance).  Now that the trailer has dropped for his new film, my interest has skyrocketed!  Check it out below:

The film based on true events follows a team of “security operators” who attempt to repel a terrorist attack on the United States embassy in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.  You can 100% tell from the trailer that it is a Michael Bay film based on the cinematography and score alone, but this looks to be a more sophisticated and reserved director who doesn’t look to be leaning on comedic elements like he often does in his films.*crosses fingers*

The film much more resembles Black Hawk Down, Lone Survivor or Zero Dark Thirty than it does any of Bay’s previous work.  Granted this is just a two minute snippet of a two hour movie, but this first look, and Jim Halpert looking yolked, is extremely promising.  ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ is set to be released on January 15, 2016.