BTTF#020 - Independence Day: Resurgence, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Henry V

July 9, 2016

Hello and welcome to the 20th episode of the main podcast.  Today we are taking a look at the cinema Release of Independence Day: Resurgence, the home release of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and the classic film is Henry V.

Independence Day: Resurgence takes place some 20 years after the first Independence Day film and features a lot of the original cast members (Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner) as well as some new additions Liam Hemsworth, Jessie T Usher, Maika Monroe and Deobia Oparei amongst others.  In the 20 years between the two films, the human race has taken the time to use the alien technology left behind to prepare us for future attacks, such as the one that occurs in the new film.  Unfortunately for us, these weapons are nowhere near as good as what the aliens are bringing this time.  The film is directed by Roland Emmerich who also directed the original film.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is set in Benghazi, Libya after Colonel Ghadaffi has been overthrown, and in the power vacuum that has been left behind.  There is a small US diplomatic outpost and another compound around a mile away where the CIA have set-up base , with a private black-ops unit there for security support.  The US Ambassador decides to visit with virtually no security and some insurgents decide to make an attack, forcing the black-ops team into action.  The film is directed by Michael Bay, with the screenplay written by Chuck Hogan and is based on a book by Mitchell Zuckoff.  The film stars John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens and Alexia Barlier.

The classic film is Kenneth Branagh's take on Henry V.  The film takes place in the midst of the Hundred Years War and follows the young English king Henry as he embarks on an attempted conquest of France.  The film is directed by Branagh and he also takes the acting lead.  The film also stars other British acting greats including Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, Paul Scofield, Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Richard Briers and so on.

The next main Podcast will take a look at Steven Spielberg's latest film The BFG, the home release of Hail, Caesar! and the classic Steve McQueen film Bullitt.  However, before that, there will be the second in our genre line of specials with animation up for discussion.


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