August 7th, 2013

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

White House gets attacked and taken over. Gerard Butler proceeds to kick ass and take names.

More info @ IMDB

Warning! This review contains Spoliers

  • Gerard Butler is Hollywood's new action star that actually plays in good movies
  • I like this movie because i'm a fan of utter destruction, especially when it comes down to military hardware and people doing the destructing
  • Looks like it's the North Koreans are the bad guys again. Why can't it be like, say England or France? Make it some close ally so it adds some curveball to the story. Anyone can pick on the DPRK.
  • lots of bullets, explosions, death, hackers etc. So there is not much to complain about besides that this scenario will never happen
  • North Korean hackers manage to decrypt Cerberus Nuclear Missile self destruct codes? Really? the writing team had no better plausible ideas? No traitors? No defectors that spilled the beans? sigh
  • is Aaron Eckhart is supposed to be the white-person equivalent of Obama?
  • I'm still not sure why that secret service agent is a traitor? They didn't explain that one at all
  • the guy that played the evil mastermind makes a good villain, minus the cheesy threats and line of course

in a nutshell

a good movie for those who like blood, death and destruction (of big and important buildings of course :P)

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