Watch The Trailer For Michael Bay’s 13 Hours
Michael Bay has made a fortune directing glossy, lightweight blockbusters, including a whopping four Transformers movies—with more to come. While a case could be made that he delivers exactly what mainstream viewers are looking for in a frivolous action movie, he has had less success with reality-based entertainments like Pearl Harbor and Pain & Gain. With January’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Bay takes yet another crack at non-fiction with the true story of a 2012 attack on an American military compound. This vaguely Oscar-friendly premise might not sound like typical Bay, but if you take a closer look, 13 Hours is overflowing with his indulgent trademarks, including:
More guns… with lens flairs… and chess!
Last but not least, it wouldn’t be a Michael Bay movie without some outrageous explosions.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi explodes into theatres on January 15. Watch all the red band destruction in the trailer below.