Thirteen days. Thirteen days that could have changed the world forever. Following World War II, the Soviet Union was stronger than ever, becoming so powerful that this led to the Cold War. Castro took Cuba and the US tried to train some Cuban exiles to take over Cuba in the Bay of Pigs. This led to a disaster. Fast-forward two years, the Soviet Union implements missiles in Cuba, that could strike any city in the United States.
The movie starts with the U2 secret plane, taking photos of the missiles. From that moment, we get to witness one of the most crucial moment in the history of our Planet, with the two major world-powers on the brink of a nuclear war. We’ve never been so close to World War III.
The movie uses Special Assistant to the President Kenny O’Donnell to give us a perspective on the events.
BLACK AND... COLORS?
The movie uses black and white images throughout the film. The only problem is that it doesn’t show a dedicated purpose. I would even say that it shows us how better the film could have been if shot in black and white entirely.
In a way, Thirteen Days is a prequel to JFK. And ironically, both movies have Kevin Costner as the lead role. While it may feel redundant, I think it worked very well.
I give it 7 out of 10. An excellent depiction of those fateful events that marked History forever.