FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.
A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. Written by
Though it may be considered an error by some the patch on the Task Force 160's helicopter pilot's shoulder showing the symbol of the 82nd Airborne Division is correct. By military tradition any soldier is allowed to wear the insignia of a unit s/he had served in combat on the right shoulder of their uniform...their current assignment insignia would be on the left. See more »
When Cale sets fire to the the White House, sprinklers are shown going off all over the house. This is a common movie mistake. Only sprinklers in the same room as the fire activate. See more »
Is my credit score on there?
Yes, and you should be ashamed of yourself.
It's a recession, okay?
See more »
I'm not generally too much into real-world action movies, but sometimes watch them when I get bored. And this is one of the better ones I've seen I must say.
The beginning of the movie is too long and takes itself too seriously, and I had to push myself to carry through it and thought "when is the fun going to start?" but somewhere in the second act it loosens up and does go from "dumb action" to "dumb fun action".
When it's over-the-top and silly, it makes you smile, but don't watch it looking for real character development. The acting is good enough, the plot is good enough if a bit obvious.
I wouldn't watch it again, but it wasn't wasted time.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?