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What was I thinking, that this might be a decent movie with some good acting? Yes. But I was surely let down. There is plenty of CGI action, explosions, killing and gun fire BUT all of it a real stretch on the old imagination. I have already seen OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (which was also a stretch) but the acting was so much better and the characters were much more realistic. I mean who doesn't like Morgan Friedman as the President (or acting as the acting President for a good part of the movie).
Foxx & Tatum do not make a good pairing and certainly didn't carry their own parts very well at all. I'm not a big fan of Foxx to begin with but I thought I'd give him a chance... not anymore, I'm done with him.
If you want to see the better of the two movies go see OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN instead of this copycat, wannabe. If you just have to see it wait for it to come to Redbox, which should be in about a month as I'm telling everyone I know to save their money on this one.
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