September 11, 2001, is a day that everyone will remember. It was also the start to a very long war. At the time, no one knew how long it could be. In fact we still don’t know when it will end.
’12 Soldiers’ is based on the book Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan by Doug Stanton. 12 CIA paramilitary officers and U.S. Special Forces are sent to Afghanistan to locate and kill the Taliban. the men did not know what they were getting in to and the men found themselves teaming with an alliance in a land they knew nothing about on horseback against tanks and suicide bombers.
The film is a gritty look at something that actually happened and with a star power including Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Taylor Sheridan, and more the film will hopefully live up to the men that battle, and continue to fight for us.
’12 Strong’ releases January 19, 2018.