30 June 2013 7:58 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The second candidate in the ‘Destroy Washington D.C.’ bid for box office, Roland Emmerich’s White House Down proves to be even more insane than its recent competition, Olympus Has Fallen. That film, that saw Gerard Butler battling North Korean terrorists in order to save U.S President Aaron Eckhart, looks positively sensible and low-key when compared to Emmerich’s overblown action miasma that finds the time for Jamie Foxx’s Commander-in-Chief to fire a rocket from the back of a limo during a car chase across the White House lawn. Channing Tatum and Foxx carry the movie with cheerful banter and star appeal, but White House Down ultimately ends up being the one thing you wouldn’t expect; boring.

Featuring an almost slavish adherence to giant explosions, decimation of symbolic American landmarks, pop-culture quipping, and rampant, xenophobic cliché, White House Down observes a tried »

- Nathan Bartlebaugh

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