"Olympus Has Fallen" hits theaters this weekend and if you've seen the trailers, well, it might look just a little familiar to you. Gerard Butler plays a disgraced Secret Service agent who finds himself trapped inside the White House when it's overrun by terrorists. Armed only with courage and, well, a gun, he wages a one-man war to save the President — and America itself.
In other words, it's "Die Hard" in the White House.
Not that we're bagging on "Olympus Has Fallen." Since "Die Hard" hit theaters more than a quarter century ago, dozens of films have completely ripped off its formula of one man, trapped inside ... something, facing down an overwhelming force in order to save ... someone. And since many of those ripoffs were actually totally cool action movies, we thought the release of "Olympus Has Fallen" would be the perfect time to take a look at some of »
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