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Gerard Butler to Star in ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Threequel

26 October 2016 11:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gerard Butler will star again as Secret Service agent Mike Banning in “Angel Has Fallen,” the third film in the “Fallen” franchise comprised of “Olympus Has Fallen” and “London Has Fallen.”

Millennium Films is launching sales next week at the American Film Market and is planning to begin production in the first half of 2017. No director has been set. Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt are writing the script.

Olympus Has Fallen,” directed by Antoine Fuqua, generated $160 million at the worldwide box office in 2013. This year’s “London Has Fallen” grossed more than $195 million globally.

“Angel” will focus on attackers trying to take down Banning’s character. Producers are Butler, Alan Siegel, Mark Gill, John Thompson, and Matt O’Toole. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, and Christine Otal will exec produce.

London Has Fallen” was directed by Babak Najafi and written by Rothenberger, Benedikt, Chad St. John, and Christian Gudegast. Aaron Eckhart, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Snowfall’: Alon Aboutboul & Amin Joseph Join John Singleton FX Pilot

20 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Alon Aboutboul (London Has Fallen) and Amin Joseph (Baywatch) have booked series regular roles on FX's Snowfall, John Singleton's 1980s cocaine-epidemic drama pilot. Co-created and executive produced by the Boyz N The Hood director Singleton and Erick Amadio, and directed by El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the pilot has been undergoing a revamp. Aboutboul will play Avi Drexler, an unpredictable cocaine dealer operating in the San Fernando Valley. Joseph will portray Franklin's… »

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London Has Fallen — Blu-ray DVD review

14 June 2016 3:36 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Blu-ray Review

London Has Fallen

Directed by: Babak Najafi

Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman

Running Time: 1 hr 39 mins

Rating: R

Due Out: June 14, 2016

Plot: (courtesy Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) Devastation of a world capital and a revenge plan against an American president fuel the high-octane London Has Fallen, coming to Digital HD on May 31, 2016, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on June 14, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen raises the stakes with non-stop action and suspenseful plot twists. The Blu-ray™ and Digital HD versions also include exclusive bonus features about the can’t-miss thriller.

In London Has Fallen, the stellar cast of Gerard Butler (300), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black), Sean O’Bryan (Vantage Point), and Morgan Freeman (Lucy) reprises their original roles from Olympus Has Fallen, joined by Alon Moni Aboutboul (The Dark Knight Rises), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow), and Waleed F. Zuaiter (Homeland). Babak Najafi directs London Has Fallen.

When the British Prime Minster dies unexpectedly, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) knows it is his duty to prep with Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs (Angela Bassett) for them to accompany U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) to the state funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. With every powerful world leader set to attend, the funeral should be the most protected event on Earth. Yet within moments of arriving, heads of government are assassinated and London landmarks are attacked. Asher, Banning, and Jacobs are ambushed and retreat amidst a hail of gunfire and explosives. The devastated British capital goes into lockdown. Banning will stop at nothing to secure Asher’s safe return home. Back at the White House, Vice President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) races against time brainstorming with top advisors in the Situation Room to get those trapped in London a lifeline of support and a way out. Outnumbered and outgunned, Banning reaches out for help to an English MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Failure is not an option as they attempt to stop the criminals from carrying out the final phase of their revenge plan.

Movie: For a complete review of London Has Fallen listen to Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider (the only movie podcast on the internet).

Movie Score: 4/10

Extras

The Making of London Has Fallen – An inside look at the massive undertaking of shooting such a large-scale film in London. Featuring interviews with cast and crew, this piece shows the unique challenges encountered on-set, director Babak Najafi’s process, and the cast’s inspiration for their characterizations. Guns, Knives & Explosives – Delve deeper into Gerard Butler’s iconic character of Mike Banning, and the extensive training and preparation the actor needed to play a Secret Service agent.

The film will be available on Blu-ray™ with Digital HD and UltraViolet™ and DVD.

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London Has Fallen Blu-Ray Preview Blows Up Chelsea Bridge | Exclusive

14 June 2016 11:44 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After a solid theatrical run where it took in $195 million worldwide, from a $60 million budget, London Has Fallen is coming home this week with its release on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand formats today, June 14. In case you didn't get a chance to see this action sequel in theaters, we have an exclusive preview for you to check out before the movie hits Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand formats. This preview takes fans behind-the-scenes of the destructive Chelsea Bridge scene in this sequel.

This preview, courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, features second unit director Steve Griffin, who teases that, since they couldn't actually blow up the real Chelsea Bridge in London, this massive attack scene was filmed by using a huge green screen set at an airfield in Bulgaria during principal photography. We also hear from senior visual effects supervisor Sean Farrow, who reveals that some of the most fascinating conversations during the production involved around deciding which bridges to blow up. He also explains that the production chose Chelsea Bridge because it was a suspension bridge that could be pulled apart piece by piece.

Devastation of a world capital and a revenge plan against an American president fuel the high-octane London Has Fallen, coming to Digital HD on May 31, 2016, and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on June 14, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen raises the stakes with non-stop action and suspenseful plot twists. The Blu-ray and Digital HD versions also include exclusive bonus features about the can't-miss thriller.

In London Has Fallen, the stellar cast of Gerard Butler (300), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black), Sean O'Bryan (Vantage Point), and Morgan Freeman (Lucy) reprises their original roles from Olympus Has Fallen, joined by Alon Moni Aboutboul (The Dark Knight Rises), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow), and Waleed F. Zuaiter (Homeland). Babak Najafi directs London Has Fallen.

When the British Prime Minster dies unexpectedly, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) knows it is his duty to prep with Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs (Angela Bassett) for them to accompany U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) to the state funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in London. With every powerful world leader set to attend, the funeral should be the most protected event on Earth. Yet within moments of arriving, heads of government are assassinated and London landmarks are attacked.

Asher, Banning, and Jacobs are ambushed and retreat amidst a hail of gunfire and explosives. The devastated British capital goes into lockdown. Banning will stop at nothing to secure Asher's safe return home. Back at the White House, Vice President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) races against time brainstorming with top advisors in the Situation Room to get those trapped in London a lifeline of support and a way out. Outnumbered and outgunned, Banning reaches out for help to an English MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Failure is not an option as they attempt to stop the criminals from carrying out the final phase of their revenge plan. Take a look at our exclusive preview from London Has Fallen before picking up the Blu-ray and DVD this week. »

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Win A Copy Of London Has Fallen

5 June 2016 11:49 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Devastation of a world capital and a revenge plan against an American president fuel the high-octane London Has Fallen, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on June 14, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen raises the stakes with non-stop action and suspenseful plot twists. The Blu-ray™ and Digital HD versions also include exclusive bonus features about the can’t-miss thriller.

In London Has Fallen, the stellar cast of Gerard Butler (300), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black), Sean O’Bryan (Vantage Point), and Morgan Freeman (Lucy) reprises their original roles from Olympus Has Fallen, joined by Alon Moni Aboutboul (The Dark Knight Rises), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow), and Waleed F. Zuaiter (Homeland). Babak Najafi directs London Has Fallen.

When the British Prime Minster dies unexpectedly, »

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Wamg Giveaway – Win the London Has Fallen Blu-ray

31 May 2016 12:12 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Devastation of a world capital and a revenge plan against an American president fuel the high-octane London Has Fallen, coming to Digital HD on May 31, 2016, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on June 14, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen raises the stakes with non-stop action and suspenseful plot twists. The Blu-ray™ and Digital HD versions also include exclusive bonus features about the can’t-miss thriller.

Now you can own the Blu-ray of London Has Fallen. We Are Movie Geeks has five copies of the Blu-ray to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite Gerard Butler Movie? (mine is 300). It’s so easy! We’ll choose the winners next week. Good Luck!

In London Has Fallen, the stellar cast of Gerard Butler (300), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story »

- Tom Stockman

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Filming Wraps on Showtime’s Twin Peaks Revival, Full Cast Revealed

25 April 2016 4:17 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Showtime announced today that filming has finished on David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks revival series. Ahead of its 2017 premiere, the series’ complete cast—including returning actors as well as those who are new to the series—has been revealed.

Newcomers to the series include Monica BellucciJim BelushiMichael CeraJeremy DaviesLaura DernSky FerreiraRobert ForsterMeg FosterAshley JuddDavid KoechnerJennifer Jason LeighMatthew LillardDerek MearsSara PaxtonErnie HudsonNaomi WattsTrent Reznor, The Walking Dead‘s Josh McDermitt, and many more.

Returning actors include Kyle MacLachlanRay WiseHarry Dean StantonAlicia Witt, and more. Below, we have the official press release and full cast list:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – April 25, 2016 – Principal photography has concluded on the highly-anticipated new Twin Peaks for Showtime. And today, Showtime, David Lynch and Mark Frost are revealing a key piece of the mystery: »

- Derek Anderson

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The 'Twins Peaks' Revival Cast List Is Insane (and Insanely Long)

25 April 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Showtime revealed the full cast list for its upcoming "Twin Peaks" revival, and it's nothing short of insane -- and insanely long.

The ensemble includes a whopping 217 actors -- yes, you read that right -- and amid all the returning faces, there are also a bunch of surprising, big-name newbies along for the ride this time around. (We've embedded the entire list at the end of this post.)

Original cast members that will be back include many previously-announced people, and the ensemble will feature the likes of Kyle MacLachlan, Sherilyn Fenn, Madchen Amick, Sheryl Lee, Dana Ashbrook, David Duchovny, Miguel Ferrer, Grace Zabriskie, Peggy Lipton, Ray Wise, Wendy Robie, Russ Tamblyn, and Catherine E. Coulson, among many others.

As for the newcomers, some of the bold names that stand out include Monica Bellucci, Jim Belushi, Michael Cera, Laura Dern, Jay R. Ferguson (a.k.a. Stan from "Mad Men"), Ernie Hudson ("Ghostbusters"), Ashley Judd, »

- Katie Roberts

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Big Names On "Twin Peaks" Cast List Of 217

25 April 2016 9:43 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The new "Twin Peaks" isn't slated to debut on Showtime until 2017, but a flurry of speculation about it happened last week with a tweet from Go For Locations indicating that filming had wrapped on the "first two seasons" of the series.

The episode count for the David Lynch-directed series was always in question, but that tweet suggested we'd be getting even more episodes than originally planned. Said tweet has since been deleted, so we'll have to wait to see how that pans out.

in the meantime in more official news, Showtime, Lynch and Mark Frost has released the official cast list for the new series with a whopping 217 names across the various episodes - a list that includes some real surprise big name inclusions such as Monica Bellucci, Michael Cera, Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eddie Vedder, Ashley Judd, Ernie Hudson, Jim Belushi, Richard Chamberlain, Laura Dern, »

- Garth Franklin

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Second Opinion – London Has Fallen (2016)

6 March 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

London Has Fallen, 2016.

Directed by Babak Najafi.

Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Alon Aboutboul, Radha Mitchell, Colin Salmon and Charlotte Riley.

Synopsis:

In London for the Prime Minister’s funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

A sequel to Antoine Fuqua’s 2013 actioner Olympus Has Fallen was inevitable and London Has Fallen is an entertaining popcorn film – as long as you can ignore some blatant racism and terrorism exploitation. It’s not a bad film but it is nowhere near the entertaining heights of its predecessor which was simply “Die Hard in the White House”.

It’s three years later and secret service man Mike Banning (Butler) is considering resigning as he has a new baby on the way. Just before he can send the letter the British Prime Minister dies and all of the world’s leaders assemble in London for his funeral. »

- Helen Murdoch

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Movie Review – London Has Fallen (2016)

4 March 2016 5:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

London Has Fallen, 2016

Directed by Babak Najafi.

Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Patrick Kennedy, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo, Charlotte Riley, Shivani Ghai, Mehdi Dehbi, Waleed Zuaiter, Alon Aboutboul, Jackie Earle Haley, and Michael Wildman.

Synopsis:

In London for the Prime Minister’s funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

It’s easy to see why London Has Fallen is quickly drawing passionate ire from many film critics and moviegoers around the world; it is unabashedly patriotic ‘America, fuck yeah’ propaganda, but to embrace the movie as a serious political statement is absurd. Is there really no room left for a dumb action movie anymore? Has political correctness really run that rampant, to the point where a movie depicting a Middle Eastern Isis reminiscent villain acting out as a terrorist is offensive? Even when that movie is really nothing »

- Robert Kojder

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Review: London Has Fallen, Rocking The Free World With Dubious Politics And Sadistic Tendencies

4 March 2016 2:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Gerard Butler finds himself taking up arms to save Aaron Eckhart’s Us President once again in this expanded sequel to Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen. Trading the claustrophobic confines of the White House for the deserted streets of Britain’s terrorised capital, London Has Fallen is every bit as violent, preposterous, xenophobic and entertaining as fans of its predecessor could wish for.   When the British Prime Minister dies, the world’s leaders descend on London for a high-profile state funeral, only to be caught in a grand-scale terrorist attack that leaves many of them dead. The culprit is quickly revealed to be Middle Eastern warmonger Aamir Barkawi (Alon Aboutboul), whose family was targeted by a G8-authorised drone strike. With an army of extremists on the ground,...

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London Has Fallen – The Review

3 March 2016 10:10 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

All right action fans, you won’t have to wait for Spring and Summer for a noisy, big body-count, big-screen bonanza. That’s because “Mr. Movie Mayhem” is back, yup Gerard Butler. Wait a minute, back? He was here just last week, starring in the CGI-heavy, fight-fest Gods Of Egypt! Well, in that one, he’s not truly the star, but a (gasp!) villain! His Set is almost an inverse of his big break-out role in 300 (ten years old now?) and Gods is a kind of a mash-up of the Spartan epic with the (unnecessary) remake of Clash Of The Titans. But it’s not really a sequel and it’s a near-bloodless PG-13. Not the case here. Just three years ago Butler scored again with the bloody and bombastic (almost a non-puppet companion to Team America: World Police) Olympus Has Fallen. This is not to be confused with that »

- Jim Batts

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Film Review: 'London Has Fallen'

3 March 2016 9:58 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

During the opening moments of London Has Fallen, I began to wonder exactly what kind of a film this was shaping up to be. Set to an audio bed of ripped-from-the-headlines news commentary, we're treated to a timely montage of international terrorism and unrest, that leads to a sequence in which a U.S.-manned drone bombs a wedding in hopes of killing a terrorist leader. I asked myself, "Hmm, is this going to be some sort of political pot-boiler of an action film that has something to say?"

After another 20 or 30 minutes of setup, though, once the action got going I quickly had the answer to my question: No. It's not. But that's not a bad thing. While London Has Fallen isn't particularly high-minded, and doesn't really address some of the tougher questions that its plot would undoubtedly lead to in real life, what it does do is deliver »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Gerard Butler Feared Terrorism Film ‘London Has Fallen’ Would Strike Chord

2 March 2016 5:31 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gerard Butler, who stars in the terrorism-centric action film “London Has Fallen,” was concerned that the nature of the movie may strike a sensitive chord in audiences, the actor admitted to Variety.

“At the end of the day, it’s a fictional movie. It’s entertainment,” Butler said at the Los Angeles premiere of the action-thriller, which is a sequel to 2013’s “Olympus Has Fallen.” “It’s about us winning. It’s about what happens when the shit hits the fan, and who stands up to face the challenge. It’s based on heroism and the good guys kicking –ss,” said the Scottish star, who reprises his role as U.S. Secret Service agent Mike Banning in the film.

“The movie certainly highlights our vulnerability all over the planet — I think we all feel that,” added Radha Mitchell, who returns as Leah Banning. “If anything, it draws attention to the »

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Gerard Butler’s Most Badass Roles

2 March 2016 9:17 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After an unconventional start into acting (he was fired as a lawyer in Edinburgh due to his partying antics and moved to London), Gerard Butler has appeared in rom-coms, animations and even musicals, but the Scottish actor has emerged as an unashamed Hollywood bad-ass in some of the most iconic action films of recent times.

From an early role starring alongside James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) to returning as one-man-army Mike Banning in London Has Fallen (in cinemas March 3), there is no end to the tough-guy roles that Butler can impress in.

The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen sees Butler in his latest action-packed role, as the relentless bodyguard to the Us president, Mike Banning. Upon the discovery of a plot to assassinate the world leaders attending the Prime Minister’s funeral, he makes it his mission to stand firm against the relentless violence that awaits him. »

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'London Has Fallen' Review: A Tale of Blood, Bombs and Punchlines

2 March 2016 6:35 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

London Has Fallen is an absurd, bloody action romp that plays like a B-movie. The sequel to Olympus Has Fallen brings back the entire original cast in a plot as fantastical as science fiction. This isn't a completely negative thing as the film does have entertainment value. Gerard Butler is a one-man killing machine; cutting down hordes of terrorists while zinging one-liners and dropping F-bombs. He never misses. Butler takes head shots like popping zits. I'm also fairly certain he owns the record for stabbing bad guys in the neck. The good guys take their lumps as well. World leaders, London, and the entire British security apparatus get beaten like an illiterate kid at a spelling bee. Thank goodness the Americans are there to save to the day.

London Has Fallen opens with a U.S. drone destroying the family gathering of a powerful arms dealer, Aamir Barkawi (Alon Aboutboul). Two years later, »

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Film Review: ‘London Has Fallen’

2 March 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show,” said Samuel Johnson in 1773, as quoted by biographer James Boswell. By seeing “London Has Fallen,” on the other hand, Johnson may conversely have marveled at a veritable cornucopia of death — the grisly, indiscriminate slaying of world leaders and common men, the swift pulverization of city infrastructure, and the slower decimation of any unsuspecting viewer’s brain cells. Aiming low and still managing to limbo its way under that bar, Babak Najafi’s cement-headed sequel to 2013’s Potus-in-peril thriller “Olympus Has Fallen” shifts and expands the battleground from the White House to the Big Smoke, while maintaining a cozily American jingoism in its narrative scope and stakes. Cruddily crafted, grimacingly performed and effortlessly racist, this sloppy dish of Gruel Britannia may just go down well enough to green-light a continuing franchise of global destruction. World capitals quiver. »

- Guy Lodge

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London Has Fallen review; “Nonsensical, ludicrous though thoroughly enjoyable”

2 March 2016 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

London Has Fallen review: Gerard Butler returns for more carnage as he attempts to save his President on the streets of the British capital. London Has Fallen review

London Has Fallen review by Paul Heath, March, 2016. Gerard Butler returns for the sequel to his Die-Hard-in-the-White-House actioner Olympus Has Fallen. London Has Fallen relocates the carnage to the streets of London for 100 minutes of utter chaos, carnage and cheesy cliché.

In the lead up to the release of the big budget action sequel that is London Has Fallen, there have been arguments that its content has gone a step too far. The $100 million Hollywood dynamo features explosions on the capital’s river Thames, gunfights and car chases down the Victoria Embankment, a bomb going off and completely destroying Westminster Abbey, and a bloodbath of killings on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral – and that’s all in the first twenty minutes. »

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Review: 'London Has Fallen' Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, More

2 March 2016 6:00 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Continuing its predecessor’s attempts to bring back the '90s, “London Has Fallen” is a slam-bang sequel that’s bigger, louder, and even more jingoistic and ultra-violent than its “Die Hard”-ish ancestor, 2013’s “Olympus Has Fallen.” Big-budget exploitation of the most headshot-happy order, it’s an action film drenched in clear-cut good-vs.-evil dynamics, profane post-kill one-liners, and rah-rah patriotic ass-kicking. Fantasies about Western democracies fighting back against their murderous Middle Eastern enemies don’t come much more blunt-force than this, with its eye-for-an-eye ethos summed up by its evil villain’s belief that “vengeance must always be profound and absolute.” Read More: Review: 'Olympus Has Fallen' A Thin, High-Concept Actioner Without Much Bite That baddie is Aamir Barkawi (Alon Moni Aboutboul), a notorious arms dealer of vague nationality who at film’s outset has sown geopolitical discord by providing weapons for a deadly Philippines massacre. »

- Nick Schager

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