When people think of Michael Bay movies, the think of fancy cars and explosions and whirling CGI and sometimes fancy cars that turn into whirling CGI explosions. But there’s another core aspect to Michael Bay movies that most people overlook. He’s very patriotic, with an unapologetic, deep admiration of the American military.
Most of the time this just comes in the form of his movies having a few military characters or vehicles on display. Sometimes it gets a bit more overt, as it did with his most recent movie,13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. This isn’t Transformers-mode Michael Bay. It’s much closer to The Rock. It’s all about highly skilled men just doing their job, which in this case happens to involve some guns and explosions.
If the title somehow didn’t give it away, 13 Hours is a recounting of the attack on, and controversial reaction to, the American embassy in Libya. To keep things authentic, Bay brought in some of the real soldiers from that night to not just consult with him on the movie, but to talk to the actors who would be playing them. And now that 13 Hours is out for purchase on Digital HD, we’ve got an exclusive clip of what happened when the actors met the real soldiers.
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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is out now on Digital HD. It will hit Blu-ray and DVD on June 7th.