Olympus Has Fallen Reviews
When the White House is taken over by a foreign threat, former Presidential security guard Mike Banning is forced to take matters into his own hands.
One thing, like I said, that I love about Fuqua's directing was his ability to show tragedy really well and I like how he's able to put emotional weight onto situations that other directors might fail to do so. Let me start out by saying that this is a decently violent movie, but there's something about the way he portrayed the death of hundreds in this situation. His ability to get you to emotionally gravitate toward bigger tragedies is something I commend and something I admire.
Gerald Butler did a great job as the lead in this movie and really gave a great performance. On the Blu-Ray cover for this film, Gerald Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman are listed on the front cover. I do agree that Butler and Eckhart were the stars of the film, carrying the majority of the film throughout, but it also feels like they have Freeman just to have him. I don't like that he's advertised so largely on the cover, but overall, the acting in this movie was solid for what it was.
The visuals for me were half and half. Sometimes, the visuals looked perfectly fine. Others, it looked like I was watching animation on an old computer play out in front of my eyes. It felt like there was just a bunch of destruction for the sake of destruction, and although that's entertaining, it was accompanied by inconsistent visuals.
There's not much to say about this movie. It was an alright time with a plot that doesn't stray to far from the formula and what seems to be an indestructible hero. Nothing here really makes sense but it can be decent entertainment for any action buffs.
Resonant Line: "General Edward Clegg: I am giving you a direct order!
Mike Banning: Newsflash asshole - I don't work for you."
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