Friday, March 22, 2013

Olympus Has Fallen review

Die Hard in The Whitehouse. That's kinda the premise of Antoine Fuqua's new action flick starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman. So here's what it's about: Some North Korean terrorists take the Whitehouse and hold the president (Eckhart), along with other members of the cabinet hostage in the bunker below the Whitehouse. Disgraced Secret Service agent Mike Banning fights his way through the Whitehouse to try and save the president and stop nuclear annihilation. So, I went into this movie thinking it was gonna be another dumb action movie. In a sense, it was another dumb action movie, but with a cooler plot and slightly more emotion.  Although this certainly isn't The Shawshank Redemption, Morgan Freeman does an okay job. Robert Forster has a nice small appearance as a military commander (He was in Jackie Brown for those of you who don't know who Robert Forster is). Aaron Eckhart really doesn't do too much besides sweat and yell, but I guess that's what he was supposed to do as the president held prisoner. Gerard Butler is stoic and a total badass. Now his acting was nothing special but he really looked cool and kicked terrorist butt. So yeah, the acting is not this movie's strongest suit and it does get unrealistic at times but hey, it captivates you and has a story that keeps you watching and sitting at the end of your seat. I give Olympus Has Fallen 3.6 out of 5 stars. Happy Viewing. If you have a chance, like me on Facebook at and follow me on Twitter @WhitsMovies!

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