When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.Written by
The intruding aircraft is a modified Lockheed AC-130, itself a modified C-130 Hercules. In the movie, the plane has two GE M134 miniguns on each side. In real life, the aircraft only has air-to-ground armament on the left side to provide close air support to ground troops, among other high-risk tasks. See more »
Soon after the machine-gun-equipped garbage trucks are deployed in front of the White House, police cars arrive and come to a halt in front of a row of risen bollards blocking the street. The wide angle shot reveals, though, that there are no bollards next to the street, so the police cars could have entered the conflict zone easily after all, probably even gaining an even more advantageous position in the process. See more »
The edited for TNT/TBS cable TV version aside from the usual language and violence edits most notably hackneys its edit for the part where Mike (Gerard Butler) stabs Kang (Rick Yune) in the head. Instead, the viewer witnesses Mike about to stab and then it cuts straight to Kang's body ceasing to move making it unclear that Kang was stabbed let alone where. See more »
Olympus Has Fallen — America is under attack, to hell with logic
Olympus Has Fallen is yet an other US president oriented flick. A ton of action and special effects with almost as many logical flaws.
The acting is good, particularly Morgan Freeman (to a lesser extent: Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart) and there's no denying the roller coaster ride, but it has many shortcomings. Aside from the usual suspension of disbelief, logic fails at almost every turn. Then there's the poor dialogs, the easy retorts, the one dimensional underdeveloped characters, the incredible body count, and the overly flag-centric pride.
It's action based entertainment for sure, but not much else.
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