Unless you've had your head in the sand for the past several years, you've heard of the Benghazi situation. Here's the gist which may or may not be the official tagline (it plays out through the trailer):
To protect CIA outposts and personnel in unstable regions, the agency employs elite ex-military operators. In 2012, the threat level in Benghazi, Libya was deemed critical.
Well, now it's getting the Michael Bay treatment, and darn if it doesn't look pretty decent. Admittedly, I'm not a Bay hater. I enjoy rah-rah America movies. Getting to see John Krasinski (The Office) really teetering to the opposite edge of his usual roles will be worth the trip, and I'm buying him in the trailer. Pablo Schreiber is currently starring in HBO's The Brink as a whacked out drug-addled soldier, so the timing may not be the best for him to take on a role with this serious vibe under Bay's direction, but he has the chops to pull it off.
It's pretty obvious they're hoping to ride a little on the coattails of American Sniper here. The sentiments of many of the American people where this story is concerned could get them there, as long as those same folks enjoy Michael Bay movies or are willing to put any fear at his direction aside.
Toby Stephens, David Denman, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and David Costabile also star in this film from Paramount Pictures opening January 15, 2016.