Sunday, January 14, 2018

Why You MUST See 12 Strong + Giveaway

This post is in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures.



I've always been a fan of military movies and shows. They always remind me how proud I am to be part of this community. This military life is the only one I've ever known. I had a military mom:





And I married a military man:





I saw a preview of the movie 12 Strong and knew it would be one I'd want to watch with my husband. We tend to watch the military films together. I usually end up in tears and my husband is stoic and matter-of-fact and is all, "That's war, sweetheart."


Here are details about the film:

“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.



It's directed by Jerry Bruckheimer, who also did Black Hawk Down, one of my husband's favorite movies.

Please note: 12 Strong is rated R for war violence and language.


Here are reason's why you should go see 12 Strong:





1. It promotes teamwork. When you're on a team, you have to work together. If you don't, things fall apart and people get killed. I always love to see a military team band together.





2. It shows the family life of military members. You'll see that it's not always easy being married to a military member. They'll suddenly have to go. And then you worry about them when they do go.




3. There's battles. If you have a husband like mine who will only sit through movies where there's weapons involved, well, this is the movie for them. I tend to cover my eyes at times, only because if I watch people get shot, I'll most likely tear up.



4. Chris Hemsworth is in it. I mean. He's easy on the eyes, let's be honest.





5. It reminds you that we should always support our military men and women, plus their families. They go through a lot. We need to always be there for them and stop taking our freedom for granted.




If you don't believe me, check out the trailer:





Intrigued?

You can purchase tickets to see 12 Strong here. (Or click on the image below.)




PLUS, there's a giveaway! You can win a 12 Strong sweatshirt:




AND a $50 Fandago Gift Card


Giveaway Rules:

--Must live in the US

--Must be 18 or older


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54 comments:

  1. My husband has already said this is something we will be watching. Being retired Air Force we never miss a war movie. He just happens to like BlackHawk Down as well. Must be a military thing.

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  2. I love military movies! I’ll definitely be seeing this. I also think Chris Hemsworth is a great actor. Thanks for letting me know about this!!

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  3. Have been looking for good war movies lately. After reading your post, will surely watch it. Thanks.

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  4. Wow this sounds like a powerful story that I will definitely appreciate. I can't imagine what is like to be a member of the military, or a part of a military family. It certainly is not an easy life to live but we are all grateful for the sacrifices service(wo)men and their family make on a daily basis. Thank you for sharing this. Thank you to your mom and husband for serving. And thank you to all those who support them.

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  5. Great review, I haven't seen this yet but thank you for sharing now I have something to check out this week.

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  6. This is the first I've heard of this movie, but it sounds like a good one. I will have to add it to my must-see list.

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  7. Yes to military movies! I know my husband and I will watch this one. I have such great respect for military men and women who serve/have served AND their families who stand behind them and support them.

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  8. I didn't know this movie was coming out but it looks fantastic. Love the fact that it's directed by the same man who did Black Hawk Down.

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  9. I grew up in a military family and have quite a few family members in the military. We all love movies like this and can't wait for this one to come out.

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  10. I've been seeing more than a few people mentioning this movie. My husband loves movies like this so I am sure he will want to see it.

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  11. I didn't even need your reasons! ;-) I want to see 12 Strong!! I've always loved military movies, and this one looks like it's going to be really good.

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  12. I'm former Navy, and love a good military story, but if I'm honest, I'll just be there for Chris as well. Seeing him in a serious role will be a great segue from his Thor character.

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  13. Me and my husband are planning to see this one in theaters. It's not very often a film come out that we both want to see on the big screen.

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  14. I certainly want to see this movie. It's amazing to see the differing opinions on military movies. I do believe that these stories would be told on a larger scale.

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  15. as much as i appreciate the lessons in the movie, i would LOVE to watch it because of Chris Hemsworth!:-) this is a double bonus for me! good movie with a good looking actor!

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  16. This sounds like one we'll definitely see, maybe at home. I couldn't sit through all of Black Hawk Down the first time. It was just too brutal.

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  17. I have been reading a lot about 12 Strong today, it sounds like a really good movie, that has been done so well. I am definitely going to have to watch it when it comes out.

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  18. I have seen the commercials for this movie. I really want to watch the film. I think it's sure to be a hit!

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  19. I hadn't heard of this movie until I read your post. It sounds like a movie with a lot of good lessons and messages.

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  20. This story is amazing and so important to be told! Also, as you said... Christ Hemsworth is in it, I mean... he is pretty amazing too ;)

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  21. I have a few military movies I enjoy. One of my favorites is Hacksaw Ridge. I may have to check out 12 Strong.

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  22. I like military movies if they are based more on actual events. One thing I always hate is the foul language. I know a lot talk like that, but it takes away from the movie for me. My husband will love this.

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  23. My husband cannot wait to see this movie.

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  24. Always a great fan of action and war movies. The excitement of 12 strong is getting to me and cant wait to watch this movie.

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  25. I'm pretty excited to see it, I had seen the trailer awhile back and knew it was going to be a good one.

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  26. It sounds like it is going to be a great movie! We don't ever make it to the theaters because we have young kids, but we will be sure to rent it!

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  27. Nice post. I would like to see this movie with my friends. I just saw the trailer and was blown away by the cinematography.

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  28. This looks like an intense movie!

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  29. I had not heard of that movie before reading your post. The casting is looking great! sounds like a movie worth seeing!

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  30. This looks like a great movie & I can see why you like it so much!! I've always admired your military background..
    PS - Point 5, oh yes! :D

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  31. I can't imagine the worry I'd have being married to a military person. I know a few wives of cops and how much they worry everyday. This would be worse because they aren't coming home every night after a shift, they far away in a different country.

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  32. I love that this film depicts the lives of military families. It's important to showcase their struggles. I know it's not easy.

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  33. Sounds like a great movie! I can't wait to tag my hub to watch it with me. Thanks for doing this review!

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  34. This one is going to be an instant classic. Hemsworth is seriously the best.

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  35. This movie looks like a really good one. I will probably cover my eyes as well. My husband will probably think it is the best thing ever.

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  36. I spotted the movie poster on the front door of the lift that I was about to take and I said to myself, "I have to watch this!" Apparently, it's because there is Chris Hemsworth on the movie~ I don't really like a military movie (so much pain. hiks..) but I don't mind watching it, too. And I think I will really gonna watch this! Haha..

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  37. I’m so excited to see this movie, I plan on going the first showing! Also Hemsworth is pretty handsome!

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  38. I have family in the military (Army and Marines) and I want to see this movie sooo bad!! I also love me some Chris Hemsworth, he's such a distraction! HA!

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  39. The movie definitely sounds like a good one! It’s a must see!

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  40. It does look like it's going to be good. From the trailer, I'd say you're right, Hemsworth is easy on the eyes (but I knew that already). ;) We'll be going to see it.

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  41. Indeed for sure you can easily relate on people who is part of a military life. The movie looks very realistic as well. Might as well consider of watching this too.

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  42. I enjoy a good military movie. Looking at the preview, it definitely got my attention. I do want to thank you for the work you (and your husband do) to protect this country.

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  43. I've never heard of this military mission about the horsemen. It sounds like it happened right after the Towers went down. And hey, did I see Chris Hemsworth? I'm in.

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  44. I've been seeing this on television. It's been awhile since the last time David and I watched a movie, and we might check this movie out this weekend.
    :-)

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  45. I just share this with my colleague, she is a fan of Chris Hemsworth and she is not yet aware of the movie but when I told who the actors are.

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  46. I think this looks like a great but slightly tough movie in some ways since I know a lot of people who were in Afghanistan. I would definitely be interested in watching it though!

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  47. The movie must be a hit! I have heard a lot of good reviews for 12 STRONG. I hope to watch it this weekend!

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  48. First time hearing about this movie, looks like a great movie.

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  49. Looks like an awesome movie. I have read a lot about this movie and would love to see it.

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  50. Being retired military, my husband loves watching these types of movies. He would love it; me, not so much maybe.
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  51. This looks like an awesome movie, my hubby and I have been wanting to watch this since the previews first released.

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  52. Thor is in it!!
    I love the photo of your family. You look like your parents so much! I hadn't heard of this movie but you have compelling reasons to see it!

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