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When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. Written by
Morgan Freeman was filming the crisis room scenes in Louisiana at the height of his Internet death hoax. He began each day of filming by serenading the extras with old jazz songs, and endeared himself to the unsuspecting crew with pranks. See more »
In the film, the Presidential limousine has standard doors and windows, with no armor plating or ballistic glass. In real life, the Presidential limousine is so heavily armored, the Secret Service calls it "The Beast." See more »
I don't get it. This guy's delivered us some pretty decent movies in
the past. 'Tears of the Sun', 'Training Day', 'Brooklyn's Finest',
So, what's happened here? Admittedly, he was hamstrung with a dire,
puerile script. But why get involved in the first place? The same goes
for the actors. Aaron Eckhart was saying he'd like to be more famous,
to have more control over his film choices. I can see why. Anything to
get out of doing something this bad. Not even Morgan Freeman can bring
the film any much-needed gravitas, even though he's the best actor
People talk about the depth of characterisation. Pardon? There wasn't a
single believable character in the entire film. They were all cardboard
cut-outs and stereotypes.
In all, this was little more than a two-hour computer game. No... it
wasn't even that. At least with a computer game, you get a sense of
narrative. You also have some control over the outcome. This just
hobbled along from one CGI, blood-and-guts set piece to the next with
tedious predictability. It was like watching an episode of
'Thunderbirds', though without the tension and intelligence.
If it's meant as a propaganda piece on the prevailing nature of
American might and spirit, it fails abysmally. In fact, King Jong Un
will be mightily reassured. On the basis of this, America will be a
walkover for him.
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