Despite being sold as a serious war film, 13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is so rooted in the Michael Bay formula that it feels like another chapter in the transformers franchise.
Impartially, the story reads like a comedy. The CIA Fail to pick a discrete base. Everyone but our supposed heroes literally, not figuratively, cannot tell left from right. Even though our heroes are tasked with defending a CIA base, they deliberately disobey the Base Chief’s orders to protect the outpost, and abandon everyone there. Then they lead enemy combatants back to their base when they rescue two idiots that weren’t their responsibility to begin with. All of it is sold like something to be proud of, but in reality it only goes to prove that military intelligence is anything but. And, the icing on the Irony Cake is that this movie is so flag waving that the bad guys actually shoot at the America stars and stripes.