12 Strong

12 Strong

DVD - 2018
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The story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

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reginator_22
Apr 22, 2019

Thought this was an ok movie. The cast is great but it's missing some juice to put it over the top.

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theredcrest
Apr 15, 2019

A movie that commemorates the bold and daring bravery of 12 men and their allies who go into war to spare further blood shed against mankind. With a riveting story line that is based on a true events this shows how strong we can be when banning together for a human cause. This movie is not to be missed.

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nfntplsr
Feb 24, 2019

A great war flic , good action

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highplainsdrifter
Feb 08, 2019

Too long and boring with too many repetitive combat scenes. Not as accurate as claimed as adjustments were made for drama and diversity. Fictious characters were created such as first sgt Ben Milo who was black and not a member of the group. This was obvious from an actual group photo of the real soldiers which appeared in the movie.

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Nooksack20
Feb 07, 2019

Good military action flick. Not great acting, but excellent story.

macika Feb 04, 2019

Great movie! It is sad we didn't even hear about this story or about these people only vaguely mentioned in the news!!! Sad, very sad!

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ruahforever
Dec 17, 2018

Proof that the Greatest Generation lives on. SF will be the future of modern warfare.

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ferm_dawg
Dec 17, 2018

Just basically a real bad movie. Hard to watch in many ways. Ug.

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gurujr
Nov 29, 2018

If this wasn't a live action recruiting poster to apply for Army special forces then I don't know what is. You got dashing handsome Chris Hemsworth playing the Captain facing down the Taliban with an assist from a stubborn Afghanistan Northern Alliance. John Wayne would have been proud. Still, with all the USA enthusiasm instilled in the movie I found war as entertainment worked in this movie. The movie did its job by making the special forces the heroes they are.

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bookreaderbilly007
Nov 04, 2018

Shades of Rambo III! Horses.... young child fighter befriends a good guy....all the good guys survive....etc, etc. True story....OK. Played by an Australian. Give this one a pass.

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reginator_22
Apr 22, 2019

Colonel Mulholland: The most important thing you take into battle, is the reason why.

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jimg2000
Sep 04, 2018

Opening narrative:
1 February 1993. A massive explosion ripping through the lower basement sections of the World Trade Center under tower number two. A terrorist bomb, how horrific a crime this is. August 1998. Our embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam were bombed. The Bin Laden terrorist network was responsible. Suicide bombers blew a hole in the ship.
My prayers are with the families of those killed... at the explosion involving the U.S. naval vessel Cole. Hidden in the mountains of Afghanistan, Bin Laden planned these attacks. September 9th, 2001. Ahmad Shah Massoud, the leader of the Northern Alliance, was assassinated by two members of Al-Qaeda. Massoud's death destabilized the Northern Alliance, removing the only threat to the Taliban's power in Afghanistan.

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jimg2000
Sep 04, 2018

The Russians have been here before, right? They've done this. And they wrote about it.
They said the snow was shutting down all the mountain passes by mid-November. Every year, without fail. Now, if the Russians are talking about a bad winter, it's usually worth paying attention to, isn't it?
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We're gonna drop in behind enemy lines, link up with a warlord of the Northern Alliance,
General Abdul Dostum. We'll assist him in fighting the Taliban and taking back the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which happens to be the stronghold and linchpin for the entire northern Taliban force. Now if we don't take that city, the whole country will turn into
a goddamn terrorist training camp. World Trade Center's just the beginning. They're not finished with us yet.

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jimg2000
Sep 04, 2018

Captain. The most important thing a man can take into combat is a reason why. This (a peice of metal from ground zero) is from the towers. You carry that with you. Five weeks ago, 19 men attacked our country. The 12 of you will be the first ones to fight back. Go win this thing.
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Tiangi Gap is over two kilometers long. Razzan's best weapons are right here. Machine guns, mortars, heavy armors. And right here is 055 Brigade. Foreign fighters. Al-Qaeda.
They won't give an inch. They prefer death. I won't let my men die so Atta can go to Mazar first.
-This isn't just your war, General. There are thousands of people dead in your country and mine.

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jimg2000
Sep 04, 2018

Your anger comes from your fear because you live in a place where life looks better than afterlife. That's not this place. Here, Taliban kills everything you live for. Your mission will fail because you fear death. Mullah Razzan's men, the Taliban, they welcome it. Because they believe there is riches waiting for them in Heaven.
-Give me the goddamn information I need, and I'll reward every last one of them. General, I'm your link to the greatest weaponry in the history of civilization. You gotta stop guarding me and start trusting me.
Greatest weapon in history is this (pointing to his heart.) I don't have soldiers in my army, not one. Only warriors. Stop being a soldier.

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JessicaLannan
Mar 17, 2019

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reginator_22
Apr 22, 2019

Violence: war violence/gun violence

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