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Olympus Has Fallen 2013

Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers...

Release Date:
March 22, 2013
119 min
Antoine Fuqua ...
Josiah D. Lee, Morgan Freeman, Dylan McDermott, Sean O'Bryan, Aaron Eckhart, Ashley Judd, Lawrence O'Donnell, Catherine Shreves, Woon Young Park, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Jace Jeanes, Pauline Boudreaux, James Ingersoll, Phil Austin, Jason Yee, Cole Hauser, Gerard Butler, Angela Bassett, Brent Weisner, Bill Stinchcomb, Michael Byrnes, Shanna Forrestall, Sam Medina, Michael Dudikoff, Arden Cho, Elliott Grey, Bob Fanucchi, Rick Yune, Aonika Laurent, Zero Kazama, Deborah R. Jones, Rick Chambers, Danny Le Boyer, Amber Dawn Landrum, Peter Jae, David Joseph Martinez, Lewis Tan, Finley Jacobsen, Sean Boyd, Kevin Moon, Amanda Bosley, Dorothy Deavers, Terry Dale Parks, Mark Stefanich, Keong Sim, Greg Washington, Claude Miles, David Lee Valle, Michelle Celeste, Mark Lawyer, Ian Casselberry, Hamish MacDonald, Mary Alfred Thoma, James Paul, Michael P Gardner, Eddie Matthews, Tony McCullough, Cody Daniel, Cesar Marquez, Cody Pottkotter, Nathan Scott, Giovanni Silva, Philippe Radelet, James DeWitt III, Jennie Lieber, Donna Hubbs, William G. Gil, Barry Hanley, Shanna Vincent, Steven J. Daniels, Steve Jimenez, John R Mangus, John C. Coffman, Lj Smith, Sarah Eilts, Scott Yi, Morgan Jaye Williams, Joshua Robertson, Clay Dove, Johnnie Brannon, Rhonda Miskowski, Sheri Davis, Nic Brown, Raul Colon, Candiss Nicole Gandy, Alice Searcy, Lance Broadway, Michael McCormick, Nathan Tremaine, Freddy Bosche, Sione Ma'umalanga, Ginger Cerio, Lewis Crawford, John Marty, Becka Rose, Ronnie Hooks, Arianna Miskowski, Terry Canova, Jeramie Dominguez, Elijah Miskowski, Matthew Ballard, Darrell L. Connerton, Michael C Hollandsworth ...
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@Esje82 This trumps 'White House Down' in every aspect possible. Not sure if troll.
The movie is a bit predictable but nonetheless a very good action film. I give it a good 9/10. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to watch a good shoot em up good versus bad type of film. I do prefer this film to white house down because this type of film serves its purpose, where white house down tried to be everything in one and dragged on longer than it should have.
This movie truly shows the difference that one person can make. This isn't a movie about originality, or unpredictability. It's a movie about triumph and hardship, and going the distance, even when you are outgunned and outmatched. It's a story that has experience, and one that has been lived time and again for this country, and many others. Focusing on the ultimate good of the human condition, and doing all that is necessary to succeed. One of the best movies I have seen all year. 9/10
Squarely in the "meh" category. Predictable, trite and the only surprise is that I made it through 45 minutes of it before turning it off.
Not recommended.
I didn't mind watching it. Yes it was too predictable but in saying that it was more serious and realistic than 'White House Down'.
Watch this after watching White house down. Both films are way too similar... Not only did Channing Tatum's acting seem way better than normal, but the storyline was more intense i thought, with the odd laughable part. Olympus has fallen has good sfx, but besides that it's way too predictable, the storyline is missing something..?. Gerard Butler is the only good thing about this movie. So if you are a fan of Gerard Butler go ahead and watch it, if not i'd give this a miss and watch White house down instead.
awsome movie man!!
@SEAmonster ... gender makes no difference regarding my comment. The emphasis was on the fact that this person was Icelandic.
Everything else you're off about is completely adjacent to what I was talking about but anyways:
"Hollywood", a.k.a. the movie industry, is made up of hundreds of production companies; it isn't one entity man. If someone can get the money, and it's bankable? They make the movie. How is it obvious that this movie is the product of last ditch efforts though? Considering the fact it's a business*, of course it's about the money. MOST MOVIES ARE. Formulaic movies like these are made because it's "good enough" to where people will go see it. It has nothing to do with what ideas they have and/or don't have.
It's Good Guys vs. Bad Guys, with crazy action scene's, and popular actors -- sounds like a fun Saturday night to me.
Like I said in my other post: These aren't Oscar contenders, they're popcorn movies.
He didn't write it with a man named Katrin Benedikt (as you stated) but with a woman named Katrin Benedikt (who happens to be his wife). The script was written 10 years ago, and until very recently, nobody had dared to pick up this garbage and make it into a movie. But obviously, Hollywood has ran out of ideas, so somebody was digging through old drawers and sunken ideas and decided that an overblown patriotism (however ridiculous and boring) will always make some bucks.
Dopilus hit the nail on the head with that one. Matter of fact, if you go back to the first Red Dawn, which was made in 1984, it wasn't Koreans at all. It was the Cubans, backed by Russian communists.
And if you want to go by that logic, then there are a great many bigoted Chinese films as well. Look at the Once Upon a Time in China series, for example. 'Ohhh those terrible British. They've come and invaded China and are stealing our culture again. Jeez, did some guy in the middle of a rice paddy with an opium patch on his temple come up with this while cooking congee?" That's just absurd....
Take it at what it is, a piece of entertainment for your consumption, and enjoy it.
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