Just the other day I saw a commercial for 12 Strong and was instantly intrigued. I’m not usually into war movies, but this one sounds incredible. Plus, it’s a true story! It’s set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team was chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. 12 Strong will be released this Friday, January 19th!
12 STRONG is one of the great unknown stories of American valor. Twelve brave U.S. soldiers dropped everything and ventured into an unknown land, outnumbered 5,000 to 1 to complete one of the most successful special forces missions of all time. However, they had to use the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers rather than state-of-the-art warfare to battle the heavily-armed Taliban. This is the amazing story of these 12 heroes and the families who wondered if they would come home alive.
I find it absolutely fascinating that these soldiers had to use horses instead of the technologically advanced vehicles we’re used to seeing the military use these days! This movie is rated R for war violence and language throughout.
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Giveaway: One lucky Chic ‘n Savvy reader will win 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers book and two (2) Fandango e-gift cards to see 12 Strong in theaters! If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 1/30/18. Gift card ticket value up to $12 each. Good luck!
12 Strong Book + Fandango e-Gift Card Giveaway
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Warner Bros. Pictures. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Gina M says
I would like to see this because I love seeing stories like this brought to life on the big screen! I would go with my husband, who would also enjoy it. Thanks for the chance to win!
Kelly D says
I would like to see this movie to learn more about these soldiers and what they went through. I would go with my husband..
I’d like to take my husband because he enjoys military movies.
Jessica Miller says
I would love to learn more about it. I would take my fiance and also my father.
Amy Deeter says
I can’t wait to see 12 Strong.It looks like a good movie, and i will take my husband to see this
Janet Woodling says
My husband & I are going to see 12 Strong.
Lisa Sheldon says
I would like to know these soldiers story and I would take my husband with me to see it.
peter gladue says
My brother, but only if he wanted to go
Rachel D says
I think my husband would really like this movie. I think it’d make a great date night …..just add sushi!
I love true stories and I will take my friend with me to see this one.
shelly peterson says
I want to see this because its based on a true story. I would take my son to see this.
Adrienne Gordon says
Looks like a great movie my son would like.
I want to see this movie because the story sounds riveting. I would take my husband.
As someone part of a huge military family, we love movies like this!
Barbara Lima says
My husband would love it!
I love that it is a war movie and hubby would love to see it with me
Ellie Wright says
My husband and I plan to go see this. I’m eager to learn about these modern day horse soldiers.
Valerie Simons says
This sounds like an awesome movie to take my military vet too. We love stories like this
shannon fowler says
I really want to see this. I really love stories about real life soldiers. I admire how brave they are.
Amanda Whitley says
i would love to see this with m husband. its on of the only genres we agree on..military movies.
Linda G. says
I know my husband would really enjoy seeing this movie and so would I.
It looks like a great movie! I want to take my mom to go see it.
Stephanie S says
Hoping it comes to our local theater!
Anita Duvall says
I’m with you. Usually not into war movies but this being a true story really intrigues me. My husband and I want to see the movie together.
Jeanna Massman says
My husband would love to see this movie so I would take him.
Bernie Wallace says
I would like to see this because I enjoy true life military movies. I would like to see this movie with my wife. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.
kathy Persons says
My husband and son love military movies so they are the ones going to see it
susan smoaks says
i heard one of the actors talking about it on the radio and it sounds like a terrific movie. i would take my husband with me to see it.
ken ohl says
going to take my wife and mother in law today love good movies with a story behing them
I want to see it because it looks like a good movie and I would take my boyfriend.
Kimberly H says
I’d like to see this movie because its very fascinating to see how things were during that period of war time. Since it kind of falls during my generation. Very enticing facts about the movie and background as well. I’d take my friend to see it.
I’m taking my son
Karley Moore says
I want to see this movie because it looks exciting and I would take my mother. Thanks for the giveaway!
Antoinette M says
I would go see this with my husband. I’m interested to see what these soldiers went through.
Wendy Pesce says
i know my hubby would love to see this!
Monique Rizzo says
I would see it with my hubby. I would love to see it because I like anything about the military!
christina moore says
I would love to see this movie
Denise S says
I want to see this with my husband because I heard that real soldiers inspired it.
David Basile says
I want to see I would take my wife
cyndi br says
I would take my nephew and I want to see this for the history
Lori Walker says
I would like to see this with my dad – he loves military history.
Darlene Carbajal says
I love movies like this. I would love to watch this with my boyfriend.
Cynthia Megill says
I want to go and I would take my husband
My husband enjoys these types of movies and i’d like to add it to our date night!
I would take my husband because he likes this type of movie.
Susan Ladd says
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elizabeth miller says
I would love to take my hubby to see this for a date night. This looks like a movie we would both enjoy.I want to see it because not only of it being true but because my son is military and while he knows his daughter and she knows him, the bond that comes about when he has been deployed and comes home makes me want to see the meeting of this dad and daughter,.
Want to see this
Cheryl B says
I would take my husband to see this movie.
I’m excited because of the plot! I would take my mom and grandma!
Brittain T says
Cant wait to see this. Didn’t realize there was a book so Ill be checking that out as well eventually
Joan Kubes says
I would love to see this movie. I’ll go with my son and husband
Crystal F says
I would take my whole family. We love watching military movies. They are always so inspiring. Thank you!
Donna L says
I would take my husband to watch this movie.
Sarah L says
My nephew would get a kick out of this movie.
Thanks for the contest.
Karen Gonyea says
My husband and I are planning on seeing this.
Bryan Vice says
I would love to see 12 Strong i would take my wife to watch this movie
Julie Bickham says
Just the previews alone you know it’s going to be a great movie. I would take my fiance to go see this.
I want to see it because I love true stories and I would take my husband
Jeremy McLaughlin says
Looks like a great movie, would love to see this with my wife.
I would love to see the movie with my husband. It looks so good.
beth shepherd says
I would see this with my hubby. Thank you! This looks like a good movie.
Lisa V. says
I love Chris Hemsworth and would take my boyfriend.
Mary Cloud says
I would want to watch it because it looks like something my husband would enjoy. I would take him with me.
Danielle Wood says
My wife has been talking about seeing this movie, I would take her
Laurie Nykaza says
Chris Hemsworth is my daughter favorite actor so i would take her to see this movie it looks really great.
Janice Crespo says
This story sounds amazing in its own right but the fact that it is true is astonishing! I would love to learn more about these 12 men.
Janice Crespo says
I would go with my daughters to see the movie.
Jennifer Reed says
I do want to see this movie and I would take my husband with me.
Stephanie Liske says
I would take my daughters with me.
Kristina Potter says
The big conversation in our household is about our son signing up for the military when hes 18, we have seven months left. I have very mixed emotions. My son loves these kind of movies. So his stepdad and I would take him.
Michelle H. says
I want to see this with my husband.
Liz N. says
My husband and I really want to see it. We’re always interested in our troops and how they serve us!
Erica B. says
Looks like a good movie…I would go with a friend.
Cheryl Chervitz says
I would like to see this because I hadn’t heard of it before, it looks like a great movie. I would take my hubby to see it with me.
My son served 3 times in Iraq. I know it takes place in Afghanistan but it is inspiring and it has Chris Hemsworth in it
Kristin McCall says
I really want to see this movie because I love the graphics and all of the actors playing in this film. I would bring my husband with me because he loves action packed movies.
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Hanna D. says
I just saw this movie last night with my husband. It was a wonderful story about twelve brave men.
Sheila B says
I want to see it because it looks like a great movie and one that my husband would enjoy. Now that he is retired he is getting a little bored so an afternoon at the movies would be nice!
Lesley F says
It looks like a great movie and I would take my husband
Jill Rivera says
I would like to take my better half , my husband.
Daniel M says
always like war movies and would go with friends
Susan Christy says
I like historical movies and I will take my nephews.
Mary Jacobowitz says
I’ve heard that this is a really good movie. I would take my husband.
amy stonger says
I’m hoping to go with my sister. She’s been talking about it forever.
Abigail Gibson says
I would love to take my father to this awesome film.
Jessica Rose says
I’d love to take my uncle to see this! He loves military movies!
Mancrush on Chris Hemsworth; Kim would be my choice!
I would take my boyfriend because he really wants to see this! Thanks so much for the chances to win.
Jennifer H. says
I would see the movie with my husband.
Rose Santuci-Sofranko says
I think my hubby would like this movie, so I’d take him! Thanks and God Bless!
Laura Emerson says
I would like to see this as it is a movie which celebrates the military strength. I would take my husband.
We have family in the Military and love movies that show others what they go through and the sacrafices they make for our great country. Would love to see this with my husband!
BRIAN E. says
This movie depicts an interesting episode in recent American military history; my wife & I would enjoy seeing it in a theatre.
Tammy Evans says
I want to see it because my husband wants to see it and he is the one I would take with me.
John H. says
I would go with my wife to see this.
Erin M says
My husband wants to see it so I’d go with him.
I like the cast and I would take my boyfriend.
Carla Pullum says
I just saw this movie and it’s so good but at the same time it hits home as I am from a military family! My grandparents in the military and my dad served in the war! I was born and raised on Camp Pendleton Base. I would love to take my boyfriend to see this movie as he served in the Army!
Eileen Boyce says
My husband would like this and we would go
Melissa Nix says
I would like to see this movie because of the exciting plot and actors. I would bring along my mother.
laura bernard says
My husband would love it.
Holli Joren says
I want to see it because, well, um, Chris Hemsworth. 😀 I’d take my husband.
lauren knott says
My husband is a Marine and is very excited to see this movie so I guess I will go with him. 🙂
Bekki Lindner says
I would love to support a film that highlights our veterans and soldiers! I would go with my husband.
Buddy Garrett says
I have always wanted to see this movie since I saw the previews. I love movies based on actual events. I would take my wife to see this movie.
Kelsey Vinson says
We have been waiting to see this movie! Me and my husband would love to go.
Regina S says
I would take my husband and we’d love to see it because I love that it’s based on a true story and it’s about our soldiers who often go unrecognized for the amazing things they’ve done and have been through.
Lyndsey R. says
I would take my man. We would have a great time!
Janine h says
This movie looks so good, I’d love to see it with my ocusin
Mary Gardner says
I want to see this movie because it sounds great and I would go with my sister to see it.
The trailer already had me tear up. I felt so much emotion . This is one incredible story that I must see. I support all i can. WOW!
Juanita May says
I want to see this, and I would take my husband.
I think it looks like a really good movie. I would want to take my husband along to see this movie.
It looks like an interesting movie and my family would like to see it
Maria Beas says
I would love to learn more about it and my husband and I would love to go.
Jessie Redding says
I always want to see ‘based on true events’ stuff, always learn something! And I’d bring my husband. 🙂
Trisha McKee says
I would love to see this movie because it is a true story. I would take my hubby with me.
Vikki Billings says
I always love to see movies that are true stories, I would take my mom with me to see it.
Leah Shumack says
I always love movies that are based on true stories! This looks like it’s going to be a good one!
Jeanine Jones says
My Hubs! We could use a date night!
Philip Lawrence says
I already saw the movie in a screening before it was released and I took my friend with me since we are both military veterans.
I would take my dad to see this movie.