'A Rough, Rough Hell Night': Michael Bay Talks Benghazi Attack, '13 Hours' Film
Michael Bay, director of the new film "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," said on "The O'Reilly Factor" tonight that his goal was to avoid politics and give the facts about the 2012 terror attack that left four Americans dead.
"The politics got in the way of this great human story," Bay said, explaining that the movie is really an inspirational story about the heroism of the U.S. special operators who fought to save Americans' lives.
"They're an extraordinary group of people. They're very selfless," Bay said. "This is really to honor these type of men that do this every day, that put themselves in harm's way. That's what the movie is really about."
As for the violence in the film and the depiction of the Muslim fanatics who committed the attack, Bay said he was just trying to capture what was portrayed in the "13 Hours" book by the men who were there.
He explained that they took extraordinary care to capture the small details of the attack.
"It was a rough, rough hell night," Bay said.
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