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12 Strong Is a Weak War Movie

My biggest issue with 12 Strong, “the declassified true story of the horse soldiers,” is that it never feels likes a true story. It instead feels like stilted, tacky, and heartless attempt at a war picture.

For instance, there is plenty of “the warrior is in the heart” talk and dialogue that feels like it belongs in an installment of The Karate Kid or Rocky.

Chris Hemsworth and Navid Negahban in 12 Strong

Chris Hemsworth and Navid Negahban in 12 Strong

That probably wasn’t the intention of Danish filmmaker Nicolai Fuglsig, but 12 Strong feels more like a campy action-movie rather than a serious, war-drama.

The movie tells the story of a dozen Army Special Forces (“Green Berets”) who are deployed into Afghanistan after 9/11. The group is ordered to work with a local warlord to strike down the Taliban, forcing them out of the country.

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Blackhat is Encoded with Mediocre Software

Cybercrime and computer hacking are some of the most popular forms of criminal activity in this modern age. It is becoming extremely alarming as these activities become more common and hit close to home, especially since famous hacks on Target and, most recently, Sony. So, what better way to tell an original crime story than using these cybercrime as inspiration. Filmmaker, Michael Mann, who hasn’t directed a film since 2009 will team up with Thor, the God of Thunder for his new film— Blackhat.

Chris Hemsworth in Blackhat

Chris Hemsworth in Blackhat

Blackhat tells the story of Nicholas Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth), a furloughed criminal who is chosen to help Chinese and American agencies track down and capture a major cyber criminal.

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