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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Worst action movie ever
When I noticed the cast I was sure this could not go wrong. I was mistaken. Morgan Freeman, really? He was the biggest disappointment, not because of his acting - this was fine - but because of his choice to make this movie.
Other reviewers have summarized already all of the plot holes and pathetic nationalism in this film. So, I only want to point out one more thing:
How can a serious movie, obviously with the intention to support patriotism, show a POTUS who is treating his own people with such contempt that he willingly risks the lives of millions just to save a politician and a high ranking military member some pain and suffering?
But the worst of this all is the fact that this president was afterward almost treated like a hero and example for a strong nation. Did nobody realize what he did before? This president should have been charged with treason and breach of secrecy. He voluntarily delivered information to the enemy that was really concerning the national security. Snowdon was a harmless kid against this president.
So, what's this movie supposed to teach? That a flag and an individual are "the nation" to protect, and not its people? That a president is so far above the law that he can and should protect his fellow politicians over his people?
This is not ridiculous as many commentators felt. It is in fact TRACIC because I am afraid that many viewers will exactly take this message from the film.
I don't understand the poor rating of this movie at all. It is absolutely not like many other (admittedly dull) Sandler movies but has a real message below the surface. And the actors all really give a great performance.
There is of course a lot of slapstick action and excessive goofiness, but more important is how the movie makes use of these elements to show how absurd the hate between Palestinians and Israelis really is.
I think the point is that you can only really get this movie if you have been to Israel a couple of times, due to the many innuendos to Israeli life. It may also help to get more of the comedy if you know a little Hebrew or Yiddish. But then it's a real treat.
Truth is, that I never laughed my ass off like this watching any other movie.
And the music by one of my favorite Israeli bands, Hadag Nahash, puts the dot on the "i" for me in this movie and wins the 10th out of 10 points for my vote.