‘Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden’ is a fascinating and informative look at what really happened when America’s most wanted man was finally killed.
Hollywoodlife.com was invited to an exclusive screening of Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden by the National Geographic Channel and Harvey Weinstein on Nov. 2, and it is a powerful and real documentary about how justice was finally served to one of the world’s most evil men. Here are five reasons why YOU should go see it.
#1) Its interesting: This documentary is extremely interesting, as it shows what really happened in the raid on Bin Laden. The entire movie follows the event – from its lead up to the actual killing – from two perspectives: that of the CIA in Washington DC, and that of the soldiers in Afghanistan. There is suspense, tension and excitement, and thankfully the movie is not so complicated that it is impossible to follow. It provides a realistic and uncomplicated look at what happened in May 2011, and of how Seal Team Six finally took down Bin Laden.
#2)Its historic: This is one the most momentous moments in American history, as justice was finally sought for the thousands of people who died in the events of 9/11. It took ten years, but through the efforts of the CIA and Seal Team Six, an evil man was finally found and killed. The documentary really shows how clever and tactical the CIA had to be in order to pin down a man who has managed to stay invisible for years.
#3) Cam Gigandet: Forget Twilight and Easy A, Cam Gigandet really shows his acting chops in this documentary. He excels at one of the members of the team who stay in Afghanistan to prepare the raid on Bin Laden. He is fantastic as the hot headed soldier who won’t listen to his leader, and takes the risk of being killed by a bomb so his team mates can finish the job they went in to do.
#4) Its dramatic: The sounds of gun noises, the intelligence behind the raid, the bitter disappointment of getting so far and then nearly losing the target all make for a great, dramatic documentary. The build up to the pivotal moment at the end – so many aspects of the plan nearly falling flat throughout the journey to the raid – really add to the suspense. Seeing how the CIA figure out where Bin Laden is hiding, and the tricks and ploys they use to secure the target is fascinating.
#5) The ending: Well, it’s pretty obvious how this movie ends, and without spoiling the rest; lets just say that it is a very good, appropriate ending for a documentary of this nature.
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden airs on National Geographic on Nov. 9 at 8pm.
— Eleanore Hutch
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