***Disclosure: I received a prize package as well, but all opinions are my own. Prizing & samples courtesy of Warner Bros. Giveaway open to US addresses only***
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Heart of a hero. Courage of a warrior. 12 Strong is in theaters TODAY January 19.
Chris Hemsworth (“Thor,” “The Avengers” films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road,” “Nocturnal Animals”) star in “12 Strong,” a powerful new war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Based on Doug Stanton’s best-selling book, “Horse Soldiers,” it is story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11.
“12 Strong” is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghani horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.
Rated R for war violence and language throughout.
I love a movie based on a true story. This is one of those stories that make you honored to have such great men in our military serving for us.
Add in Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, and more great actors and I’m sold. When I first saw the trailer for this film I knew Brian would love to see it. He and Bellas were planning a daddy/daughter night seeing this, but then the ice storm came and rescheduled our screening so now we have tickets to go see it as a family next week. Check out this clip below that showcases what it’s actually like “on the ground”
Reality On The Ground
A soldier is as strong as his word. Tickets on sale now for #12StrongMovie: bit.ly/12strongtix
Enter The Giveaway!
One (1) winner receives:
*$50 Fandango gift card to see the film in theaters
*A copy of the movie tie-in book by Doug Stanton