12 Strong tells the true story of the “Horse Soldiers” the first American soldiers who went to Afghanistan a month after the devastating 9/11 attacks.
Starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon, 12 Strong is based off the Doug Stanton book “Horse Soldiers,” an elite group of U.S. soldiers with the Army’s 5th Special Forces Group’s Operational Detachment Alpha 595.
Premiering in theaters on January 19th, 12 Strong of course is not an accurate true telling of the events as some liberties were taken by Hollywood. The movie according to the real life Mark Nutsch and Bob Pennington, played by Hemsworth and Shannon on screen, only tells a small portion of their fight in Afghanistan.
I was given the opportunity to see an early screening of 12 Strong and will be posting my review of the movie closer to the movies release date. After seeing the movie I felt it was important to make everyone aware of the film and what it’s about.
I do not want to give away my thoughts and opinions about the movie, but I feel everyone should take a few minutes and give 12 Strong every opportunity. I will be posting my full review of 12 Strong sometime late on Thursday January 18th or early Friday morning of the 19th.
Official Synopsis 12 Strong
“12 Strong” is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, led by their Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. soldiers sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission in response to the attacks. Leaving their families behind, the team is dropped into the remote, rugged landscape of northern Afghanistan, where they must convince General Rashid Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies.