Studio Synopsis ~ A break in the manhunt for Osama bin Laden serves as the backdrop for the gripping story about an extraordinary group of U.S. Navy SEALs who undertake the mission of a lifetime. Despite inconclusive evidence that bin Laden is inside the compound, and ignoring the possible ramifications of an unannounced attack on Pakistani soil, the Pentagon orders the attack. SEAL Team Six bands together in the most daring military operation of our generation, completing their mission of justice in a riveting final showdown.
Studio: Anchor Bay
Running Time: 90 minutes
Number of Disks: 1
- The Making of Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden
Forever trapped as perhaps the much more forgettable Colonel to Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” Oscar-nom General, “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden” tries its best to move up through the ranks, but fails to fully reach a four-star status. Given the subject matter, to say that this hunt is a poor film seems both unpatriotic as well as wildly inaccurate, because it isn’t an utterly bad film. Both its documentary feel and tight cut action bring the battlefield front and center nicely, with an air of authenticity and an eye for procedural detail.
But much like the military itself, the two main pitfalls for Seal Team Six appear to be funding and an adequate amount of time. Done on a made-for-television budget and condensed down to a 90 minute slot, the overall impact made by this raid is satisfactory at best, but not nearly as impactful as it might have been given the right provisions.
The same can be said for the title’s lone extra, “The Making of Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden”, which gives a nice account of filming and some great insights from the cast and crew, but at only 17 minutes in length feels like so much more could have been explored. Not to mention additionally passed over features that; again, given the subject matter, the filmmakers should have known audiences would be hungry for.
So with a middle-of-the-road endeavor bolstered with plenty of Oorah effort, “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden” catches its central coward with good, not great, gusto.
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Central Cast: Cam Gigandet | Anson Mount | Freddy Rodríguez | Xzibit | William Fichtner
Director: John Stockwell
Central Writers: Kendall Lampkin
Blu-Ray/DVD Release: January 8, 2013
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Supporting Cast and more Writers found HERE