No matter how much I try, I just don’t buy Thor as an American Special Forces soldier. 12 […]

siege-at-jadotville

Netflix’s most recent original movie shoots to be a Saving Private Ryan or Black Hawk Down.  But it misses the mark, and instead gives us some great action but is weak in other aspects.

The Siege at Jadotville is based on a true story involving a group of UN peacekeepers from Ireland who are sent to the Congo during the 1960s.  Jamie Dornan takes a break from beating and abusing women in 50 Shades of Grey to lead a bunch of no name and “I know that guy from somewhere” actors with sometimes unintelligible Irish accents. Together they have to fight off a bunch of mercenaries and Congolese rebels to save themselves during a coup.

13 hours

Michael Bay doesn’t exactly have the best track record with making a good movie based on a true story.  Or for making good movies in general for that matter.  That has officially changed.

13 Hours is based on the true events that transpired in 2012 when the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya was attacked.  It details how several military contractors working for the CIA fought for the survival of themselves, and every other American in the area.