Saturday, March 19, 2016

MOVIE - London Has Fallen

R (1:40)
Wide release 3/5/16
Viewed 3/18/16 at Roadhouse - a Friday night after a report card week!
RT Critic: 25   Audience: 62
Critic's Consensus:   London Has Fallen traps a talented cast -- and all who dare to see it -- in a mid-1990s basic-cable nightmare of a film loaded with xenophobia and threadbare action-thriller clichés. (THIS IS PROBABLY TRUE!  cag)
Cag:  3.5 Liked it - very entertaining
Directed by Babak Najafi
Focus Features
wikepedia has a great blow-by-blow description.....

Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman

My comments:  This follows the 2013 film OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN with the same premise only at the White House. (And you absolutely don't have to have seen the first one.  This is a total standalone.) Yes, it's hogwash and ridiculous (shooting, shooting, shooting at people whether they're unknown to be good or bad) but it's entertaining and you care about the characters.  I hated the violence, but watched knowing it was all "made up" and "unreal."  Sure, that's a naive way to look at it, and deep down I hate that I enjoyed it...... review here.  1/2 stars

Fandango Summary:  In this sequel to the 2013 action thriller Olympus Has Fallen, a terrorist plot unfolds in London as a number of politicians gather for the funeral of the British prime minister. A Secret Service agent (Gerald Butler), the U.S. president (Aaron Eckhardt), and an MI-6 operative (Charlotte Riley) must work together to stop the terrorists from assassinating the world's leaders and destroying the city's landmarks.

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