How do you tell a story like 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and do it justice?
Based on a book which is based on a true story, we're taken to Benghazi, Libya where we follow a team of military veterans hired on as contractors to provide security for a secret CIA base and consultants to a U.S. ambassador residing nearby.
We live in a time where Disney has a monopoly on my childhood. They are cross-generational and influential into all things I enjoyed in media growing up. I was raised on the classic animated films, then introduced to new ones like Aladdin and The Lion King. Eventually, they jumped into the future by using Pixar to make them even more relevant than they were.
Michael Bay is notorious for his superficial approach to filmmaking -- it is all about looks. Give him a World War II epic, a catastrophic event, or a terrorist plot for destruction and he just skims the surface of the human condition. Give him jacked up, directionless, simple-minded body builders, and he gives you characters you can't help but be invested in.
Well this is the first blockbuster of the summer you can skip.
With the countless years of practice vampires seem to find it pretty easy to get the stain of blood out of everything they touch. A little glamouring here and there and all their problems seem to just disappear.
Call them summer blockbusters, call them popcorn flicks, or just call them eye candy. They are films where you check your exceptions for any reminiscence of a story at the theater door, turn your brain off for 2 hours, just sit back and enjoy the eye popping images.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen takes place 2 years after Transformers. The Autobots are secretly working with the Government to destroy the last remaining Decepticons. But the Decepticons regroup, bring Megatron back to life and deal a HUGE blow to the Autobots.
Special effects are an important part of the movie business. From May to September each year, movie studios big and small try to blow audiences with their biggest budget releases of the year, and the majority of these are centered on the special effects.