I watched the Harvey Weinstein “documentary” “SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden” so you guys don’t have to. The New York Times was right – it was an Obama campaign commercial. I doubt that it had much impact on the election, but I’m pretty sure that was the intent of the director. Obama narrates much of the movie – interspersed from beginning to end. The movie opens at his inauguration speech and ends at his announcement of the killing of bin Laden. The part that pissed me off most was while he was narrating during the training in the Kill House when he said “We’re going into Pakistan…” like he was going to be a mouse in the SEALs’ pockets.
The killing of bin Laden is at odds with the eye witness account “No Easy Day” written by Matt Bissonnette. Bissonnette wrote that bin Laden stuck his head out of the room he was hiding in while a stack of SEALs was coming down the hallway when he got shot, but the documentary has the SEALs breach his bedroom door and double tap him. The killing of Kahlid bin Laden is at odds with the book, too. The SEALs were repeating his name as a question to each other as to his identity and Kahlid thought they were calling him. In the movie, they were intentionally calling his name to get him to stick his head up.
The movie also muddles Bissonnette’s version when the SEALs immediately know that they killed bin Laden. Bissonnette wrote that it took a few minutes to identify him. So you can believe who you want, but I’ll take Bissonnette’s word over Hollywood.
As far as the quality of the movie, I think it totally sucked. I’d rather watch “Act of Valor” for the fourth time than watch this POS even once more. Besides having to sit through the propaganda again, the acting was horrible and the story contained too much unnecessary BS. Like two SEALs rolling around on the floor and fighting over who should be the leader of the team. WTF?
Just so you know, if you don’t trust my word and want to inflict this movie on your fertile brain, it’s on Netflix. You certainly don’t want to waste any money on it.