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In 2013, the White House was blown up by North Korean operatives. Now, it's London we're worrying about. In London Has Fallen, a spinoff of Olympus Has Fallen, Gerard Butler reprises his role as a former presidential bodyguard. This time he's jumped the pond, where he learns about a plot to assassinate all the world leaders attending the Prime Minister's funeral. The first trailer just released for the action packed thriller shows Westminster Abbey and Chelsea Bridge being blown up. Members of The Queen's Guard are shown in battle in the streets as police cars flip over and people scramble for cover. Butler leans out the door of a speeding car to shoot at an unseen »
Twitter users also question timing of first look at disaster movie sequel days before the 10th anniversary of terrorist attack and in the wake of massacre in Tunisia
The chairman of an organisation set up to honour the memories of the victims of the 7/7 terrorist strike on London has labelled a new trailer for the Hollywood disaster movie London Has Fallen “extremely insensitive”.
Babak Najafi’s film, a big budget sequel to 2013 action thriller Olympus Has Fallen, stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman in the story of an attack on the capital. Chair of the 7/7 Memorial Trust, Philip Nelson, said the timing of the trailer’s release was wrong just a few days before the 10th anniversary of Britain’s worst terrorist strike of recent times.
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- Ben Child
Remember Olympus Has Fallen? Okay, well, now bad things are happening in London. This is what it's going to look like: explosions, Gerard Butler, more explosions, more Gerard Butler, maybe a little Morgan Freeman, more explosions, and then a creepy, Avengers-ified version of "London Bridge." Good news: Everything looks sufficiently cool and badass. (Bad news: The timing of this teaser was neither cool nor badass.) You'll be able to catch all the Butler action early next year. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
London Has Fallen, the sequel to the surprise action hit, Olympus Has Fallen, just dropped it's first teaser today. Only a minute long the first half reminds us of what happened in the first film then sets up the sequel with a bit of running, a dab of bombing and a touch of shooting. Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart reprise their roles from the first film. Secret Service agent Mike Banning and President Ben Asher travel to London, England to attend the funeral of the British Prime Minister. A terrorist group sets out to assassinate the World leaders in attendance and Banning and President Asher must fight for their lives again.There have been a few YouTube videos released recently that show that you don't fuck with the...
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"Oh, man, I can't f--king believe this. Another basement, another elevator. How can the same s--t happen to the same guy twice?" There's a great moment in Die Hard 2 when John McClane takes a second to acknowledge that it's really pretty ridiculous that he's going through yet another hostage scenario. And since the surprise 2013 hit Olympus Has Fallen was basically Die Hard in the White House, we're kind of hoping that Gerard Butler's character has a similar moment of self-awareness in next year's sequel, London Has Fallen. If he does, they've kept it out of the first teaser trailer for the movie, which oddly never truly shows off returning stars Butler and Aaron Eckhart. However it does show that the Potus and his new Secret Service...
- Peter Hall
Gerard Butler is back to save the day – and the Us President – from terrorists on British soil. As world leaders gather to pay their respects to the late British Prime Minister, a team of terrorists target the powerful figures at the funeral and it’s up to Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Butler) to join forces with an MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley). With President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) in tow, the two agents are the only ones who can stop this catastrophe.
The action thriller features a supporting cast that includes Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Jackie Earle Haley, Angela Bassett, and Radha Mitchell. Look for London Has Fallen in theatres on January 22, 2016.
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- Rachel West
You gotta hand it to a trailer that delivers exactly what the title states. Antoine Fuqua's Olympus Has Fallen ended up being a serviceable action picture, and it looks like its successor is upping the stakes. The story finds Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) in London for the Prime Minister's funeral when he discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders. Totally... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, and Angela Bassett all reprise their roles in what will be a sequel to the Antoine Fuqua-directed White House actioner, "Olympus Has Fallen," titled "London Has Fallen." Although this one isn't directed by Fuqua. The Millennium Films production is directed by Swedish-Iranian filmmaker Babak Najafi, and will follow our good old American heroes as they set out to stop a terrorist plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders of the British Prime Minister's funeral, in London. "Olympus Has Fallen" grossed $161 million worldwide »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Destruction abounds in the trailer from Lionsgate U.K., as historic London landmarks are blown to smithereens.
Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart return for the second installment. Secret Service head Mike Banning (Butler) and U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Eckhart) are in England’s capital for the British prime minister’s funeral when terrorist attacks take aim at all the world leaders in town.
Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and Melissa Leo will also reprise their roles from the original film, directed by Babak Najafi. Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Chad St. John wrote the screenplay.
“London Has Fallen” hits theaters on January 22, 2016.
- Maane Khatchatourian
Following the immense success of the 2013 action hit Olympus Has Fallen, Lionsgate is proud to present the first teaser trailer for the heart-pounding sequel London Has Fallen. Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman are all back in this sneak peek. Short yet sweet, this footage perfectly sets up a new chapter in the thrilling franchise, which arrives as a reminder of why you loved the first movie so much, followed by 40 seconds of explosions.
London Has Fallen begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of »
As someone who didn’t find there to be anything particularly special about Olympus Has Fallen, I was blown away by how well the action-thriller performed at the box office, but I guess that’s just the power of a solid marketing campaign. The first teaser for follow-up London Has Fallen doesn’t pretend to be anything more than more of the same, but given the warm welcome for Olympus, Lionsgate clearly believes it doesn’t have to do much more than put the film out there, sit back and rake in the big bucks.
There’s really not much to say about the content in the first teaser, which dropped tody. I wanted to beat my head against the keyboard watching the solemn title cards – “In 2013, Olympus fell. In 2016, London will fall. Dun Dun Dun” – and there’s literally nothing else to it than generic-looking explosions, the most morose »
- Isaac Feldberg
Set to an ominous piano cover of "London Bridge Is Falling Down," Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart return for the film in which terrorist attacks are conducted on the capital when leaders from around the globe visit the city for the British prime minister’s funeral.
- Garth Franklin
A first trailer has dropped for Babak Najafi’s sequel to Lionsgate’s suprise hit Olympus Has Fallen. The action has moved from the states to the United Kingdom, hence London Has Fallen, and unsurprisingly sees the destruction of several of the capital’s landmarks. An onimous rendition of ‘London Bridge has fallen down’ plays over the destruction, as the familiar faces of Gerard Butler, returning as Mike Banning, and Aaron Eckhart flash across the screen.
The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. »
- Jake Wilson
Lionsgate UK released the first trailer for “London Has Fallen” on Wednesday. After top Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) saved President Ben Asher (Aaron Eckhart) from North Korean militants in 2013, the two now travel to London to attend the funeral of the British Prime Minister. But a terrorist group plans to assassinate all the world leaders attending the funeral, forcing Banning and the President to once again fight for their lives. Also Read: 'London Has Fallen' Grabs 2016 Release Date That 'Point Break' Should Have Taken (Analysis) The Focus Features film is a follow-up to the 2013 hit “Olympus Has Fallen. »
- Joe Otterson
So they made a sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, you know, the 2013 White House Gerard Butler flick, the worse one of the two (not that White House Down was a masterpiece). This is the teaser trailer for London Has Fallen. Why? No, really, why make a sequel to Olympus Has Fallen? The money? $161 […]
Here’s your first look at the teaser trailer for London Has Fallen – the sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen, a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity.
The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future.
The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one.
Morgan Freeman also stars as the Vice President of the United States.
- Michelle McCue
There.s a bridge, a bridge in London.and it.s falling down! If you thought the explosive action of Olympus Has Fallen was over, the first London Has Fallen trailer has arrived to remind us all that the fiery theatrics are moving overseas. By the looks of the footage, the returning characters, Secret Service agent Mike Banning and Potus, are second tier players. The real focus is all the exploding going on. Watch it below. Just about everything director Babak Najafi could blow up does blow up in the London Has Fallen trailer, which Lionsgate released Wednesday morning. After directing a couple episodes of Banshee, he.s pulling an Emmerich with this one. After saving the President from total annihilation, Gerard Butler returns as Banning to accompany his charge to London. As the story goes, the British Prime Minister has passed away under very mysterious circumstances, and his funeral »
Gerard Butler is back in action as Mike Banning, Secret Service man with nerves of steel and the kidneys of an ageing thespian. Banning has tragedy in his past and skeletons in his closet – some metaphoric, some possibly real – but they’ve let him into the UK and, judging by the first teaser for London Has Fallen, thank goodness for that. He’s all that stands between us and a return to the dark ages. Don your protective headwear and click below.He may have missed the Secret Service’s health and safety day but Banning is a ruthless practitioner in the art of defending his President, the highly incident prone Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart). He’s seen off North Korean commandos in Olympus Has Fallen and now there’s another cadre of evildoers to fend off, this time on English soil. Not too many tourist attractions look like they'll be surviving this one. »
In 2013, Antoine Fuqua's President-in-peril actioner Olympus Has Fallen introduced Gerard Butler as disgraced Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, who was tasked with saving Commander-in-Chief Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) when terrorists shut the White House down. In their second adventure together, London Has Fallen, Banning and Asher attend the funeral of the British Prime Minister, who died under mysterious circumstances. With world leaders in attendance to pay their respects, another terrorist organization seizes on this perfect opportunity to take them all out. And yet none of this is revealed in the first look at director Babak Najafi's sequel. That's fine. This is a teaser trailer. All we really need to see is Butler and Eckhart running around amidst explosions while the historic monuments of London crumble down around them to the eerie, minor-keyed tune of "London Bridge Is Falling Down". Subtlety is not what these films aim for, and I respect that. »
- Dave Trumbore
In 2013, two “Die Hard in the White House” movies entered the box office arena. Only one emerged, and it headed straight across the pond. Lionsgate has revealed the first trailer for London Has Fallen, the Olympus Has Fallen sequel once again starring Gerard Butler as Secret Service agent Mike Banning and Aaron Eckhart as […]
- Angie Han
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