Monday, April 1, 2013

Movie Review: Olympus Has Fallen - R

When terrorists kidnap the President and take control of the White House, former presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped in the house and he becomes the main hope for National Security to retake the White House and rescue the President.     

On one hand, it was a typical action movie where the hero fights violence with violence.  But there were a couple of moments that struck me. The first is the Secretary of Defense, and the way she responds to the terrorists.  The second is one of the bad guys, and what he does right before he dies.    

The story was very well done, and there were a few twists and turns in the story to make it more interesting and keep the audience engaged.  Gerald Butler is quite a versatile actor.  He was a vigilante in Law Abiding Citizen, his last movie was a comedy, and he fits quite well here as an action hero.

  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  It was the type of movie you don't want to miss a minute of.  

Content warnings include language, violence and a lot of killings. 


Syida Eida said...

Can't wait to watch this movie =)

noreen said...

Hi Chris, I did see this movie and found it extremely intense. I was completely drawn in and found myself tense. I was sickened by the scene with the Secretary of Defense. Most likely because she was played as a woman. I had to tell myself, several times, take a deep breath. It's only a movie. However, this is my fear of what could happen to the US. So, it hit home for me. I agree with your comment on Gerald Butler. He did a great job.

Christine said...

I totally agree Noreen. The scene with the Secretary of Defense was hard to watch. But I had a lot of respect for the way she responded to it.