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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
They had to build 45 sets in two and a half months because of the rushed production schedule, including the bulk of the White House, the Pentagon, the Capitol, tanks, aircraft, Marine One, Black Hawks, etc. See more »
Air Force One is shown being escorted by two F/A-18s. F/A-18s are used by both the United States Navy and Marine Corps. As Air Force One is a USAF aircraft that took off from a USAF base, it would most certainly be escorted by USAF fighters, such as the F-15 or F-22. See more »
[Raphelson's treachery has been exposed]
You are a goddamn traitor, sir.
You dim little shit! I hired you out of pity and this is how you repay me? Now when the country finds out that your beloved President helped a maniac open the nuclear football, who do think they'll believe? Now you, you would be a *nobody* whereas *I* am the President of the United States.
Oh no, you're not!
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Let me just begin by saying, this movie was worth the price of my ticket. But that might just be because I got my ticket at 50% off.
The world has seen millions of movies where USA comes under attack. This was probably just a rehash of every single one of those movies. There was nothing fresh, or new; there was no wow factor. Simply put, the producers probably just took a bunch of pre-molded "Lego blocks" that had already been overused in every other action movie, threw them all together, made a new movie, and called it "White House Down".
But that's not to say this movie was all bad. The undeniable chemistry between Tatum and Foxx was like a consolation for a 99.9% cliché storyline. The light humor between the two might have just given the audience a couple of time-outs from the heart-thumping moments during the movie's intense sequences, making the somewhat draggy, long-winded two-hour film a little easier to sit through. But as mentioned, a million clichés thrown together made the storyline absolutely predictable, so don't expect any twists.
In a nutshell, it's just a mashup of a whole series of music hits, in movie form. But oh well, at least the mashup was decently done.
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