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Cast: Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner, Kenneth Miller, Kathleen Robertson, William Fichtner
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.
"Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden" was the first movie to cover the story of the killing of Bin Laden. The film follows Seal Team Six as they train for the biggest mission of their lives and the government as it gets all the needed pieces in place and finally the raid itself. The film is told through the team in training and in interviews, like any film based off true events you know there's going to be liberties taken as far as the story goes like for example there is a lot of drama going on between the team members. I can't say how accurate that part of the story is but I felt it could of left out of the film because it really adds nothing to the over-all story.
The entire cast did a great job playing their characters. The film focuses mostly on the lead up to the actual raid so many of the actors have little to do but everyone was stellar none the less. Bits and pieces of the story seem a bit unbelievable at times but considering this is a made for television movie for the National Geographic channel it's not half bad. Production-wise the film looks good and the action scenes are all pretty well done as well. The filmed being framed in real-time footage really helped in creating the right atmosphere. Like I said before the film isn't without problems which seems to be mainly in story and details but it is still an enjoyable film that sheds some light on this important event. I would recommend watching it if the story still interests you or if you just like a military film in general.
Available on DVD and Blu-ray, both come with Special Features that include:
“The Making of Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden” featurette
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment
*** Out Of *****