Excerpt: In 1988, video game developer Data East released Bad Dudes . In it, two jean wearing combatants, Blade & Striker, purge sewers, city streets, and forests bare fisted to rescue America’s Commander in Chief from a rogue band of ninjas. Bad Dudes is therefore more credible than Olympus Has Fallen .
Excerpt: The Movie Olympus Has Fallen is the latest in a long line of Die Hard style action movies, pitting a lone hero against the superior numbers and more elaborate firepower of an entrenched villain. The hero in question is U.S.
Excerpt: Terrorism has been around for ages and, most likely, will always be. If there’s one thing that the September 11 attacks taught us it’s that if someone has a well-executed plan and is willing to die for their cause – there’s very little anyone or anything can do to prevent that from happening.
Conclusion: So long as you enter with reasonable expectations, Olympus Has Fallen proves to be a pretty painless experience. It's violent but not too violent for mainstream audiences. It's stupid but not enough to ridicule or lose you.
Conclusion: Filled with perhaps more plot holes than the bullet holes in the movie itself, 'Olympus Has Fallen' is nevertheless a rip-roaring, action-packed piece of good ol' Americana – headed up, naturally, by an actor from Britain.
Conclusion: Olympus Has Fallen doesn't find the same character depth or intensity, the real human feeling, or the raw gritty emotion as found in Antoine Fuqua's best work (and one of the best movies of the last twenty years), Training Day , but the underrated director does bring a powerful, mostly no-frills...
Excerpt: Olympus Has Fallen spends its first act establishing a flimsy emotional groundwork before gleefully taking a sledgehammer to it just seconds into act two. Former secret service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), sequestered in a desk job with the Treasury Department six months after narrowly saving...