Excerpt: unnecessary brutal movie with a lot death body counts. Somebody wrote great acting. Comm'on.. Running and shooting around for more than the half movie... thats called acting? Picture Quality is good, sound too... Thats all I can write.
"The United States of America doesn't negotiate with terrorists!"
5 October 2013
Excerpt: A small army of North Korean terrorists swarms and seizes control of the White House and takes the President and other key members of his administration hostage. The pressure's on for ex-Secret Service agent / ex-Special Forces soldier John McClane...I mean, Mike Banning to save the hostages - and America - or to die (hard) trying. Comments: A massive slab of action-packed, shoot-'em-up, 'murica! cheese.
Summary: Is there supposed to be a message here? If Antoine Fuqua had a point to make, I'm not sure what it was, as the movie is essentially Gerard Butler shooting and stabbing everyone he can (after about 100 people or so have been taken out by a non-stop barrage of bullets, bombs and other assorted carnage). Action fans might be happy - but it's pretty dark for my tastes in action. I much prefer the more "popcorn" action of White House Down myself.
Excerpt: Well like I said, this is a rental review, so no extras to be considered. All this film is a Die Hard rip-off in the White House setting to compete with Roland Emmerich's White House Down. Olympus Has Fallen was released earlier, but White House Down has been in production for a longer time even before Olympus was conceived. The large terrorist attack on the White House at first seem plausible, as it gradually becomes Hollywood's sick wet terror dream.
Excerpt: Well, the usual stuff, north-korean terrorists attack the White House and take the President (Aaron Eckhart), the vice-president and other important person hostage. Only a single Secret Service agent, Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is still in there and tries to get the president -with some help of the army generals and Mr. Speaker (MORGAN FREEMAN)- out of there... This is an over-the-top action movie, it really is. No thinking. No asking. No "Is that even possible?
Excerpt: The film starts with a healthy relationship between Secret Service Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) and President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart). First Lady Margaret Asher (Ashley Judd) passes away from a freak accident. Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), the Speaker of the House, will play a role once the White House is taken over by terrorists. Sounds like a great plot, however, unfortunately it is not worthy to be seen onscreen.
Decent action flick but did not live up to its trailer.
16 July 2013
Summary: Thanks Flicks for the movie last night! Action, Gerard and Aaron were good but the story was cliche and the first half was very unbelievable (even if you suspend disbelief for this type of movies). The second half got better.
Summary: ... and that way you won't be disappointed. Some great actors in there (Butler, Eckhart, Freeman), but it did not live up to their potential. Cheesy, with some very obvious overly-done symbolism, and laughable dialogue. Mildly entertaining, and good if you want action and a bit of a laugh (though I think I found a tad more comedic value than they were going for).