In 2013, Gerard Butler had a surprise hit in “Olympus Has Fallen.” So like all success stories in Hollywood, a pointless sequel was devised, but how do you one up the President under attack in the White House? You suspend reality, that’s how. In “London Has Fallen,” Mike Banning(Gerard Butler) has to leave his pregnant wife and incomplete nursery behind in the states to escort President Asher(Aaron Eckhart)to London after the mysterious death of the British Prime Minister. The U.S. President, along with 40 other heads of state, have come to pay their respects when the entire city falls under attack. … Continue reading London Has Fallen
In March audiences were treated to the destruction of the Capitol in “Olympus Has Fallen,” a “Die Hard” knock-off featuring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman. Three months later, we have another, this time starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx as the agent and the president, respectively.
WHD follows John Cale, a Capitol security officer who is trying to get a job on the President’s Secret Service. After his interview, he takes his daughter, a political aficionado on a tour of the White House, when terrorists strike. After blowing the Rotunda of the Capitol and successfully diverting attention from the White House, a team of men made up of a hacker(who will remind audiences a great deal of arms dealer Justin Hammer from “Iron Man 2” in his behavior), a group of white supremacists, a disavowed wet-works expert and a father seeking vengeance for his sons lost life in the Middle East conflicts.
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