12 STRONG (Theatrical Release USA 2018)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì 

12 Strong has an all-star cast that includes Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, William Fitchner, and Navid Nagahban. The action scenes show the interesting juxtaposition of warriors fighting on horses while technical air support oversees their efforts with highly effective air strikes. The film has been touted as one war film Hollywood got right. It does follow a disciplined storyline and supports itself with good action scenes that are somewhat noteworthy, but despite all this the film fails to achieve the stature of movies like We Were Soldiers or Apocalypse Now. This film, however, documents an incredible battle and earns its watch.

 Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images


Twelve men fight to limitTaliban strength in Afghanistan. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Nicolai Fuglsig for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Jerry Bruckheimer. Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, and Trent Luckinbill for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), Hal Spencer (Michael Shannon), Sam Diller (Michael Pena), General A. R. Dostum (Navid Negahban), Ben Milo (Trevante Rhodes), Colonel Mulholland (William Fichtner), Sean Coffers (Geoff Stults), Vern Michaels (Thad Luckinbill), Scott Black (Ben O’Toole), Bill Bennett (Kenny Sheard), Fred Falls (Austin Stowell), Pat Essex (Austin Hebert), Charles Jones (Jack Kesy), Kevin Jackson (Kenneth Miller), and Mullah Razzan (Numan Acar). 

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? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. It is watchable but needs improvement in presentation and acting.

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