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
At different points in the Pentagon crisis room, the Sergeant Major of the Army, the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps can be seen. Each of those people are the highest ranking non-commissioned officers of their respective branches of the military, in charge of overseeing the activities and deployment of the enlisted ranks. During a crisis like this, they, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (who are all four star Generals/Admirals), and the highest-ranking officers of each branch of the military are brought in to help with strategics, and for their protection. See more »
General Clegg has Marksmanship badges on his uniform. Traditionally, US Army Officers do not wear those awards, though there is no regulation prohibiting the wear of marksmanship awards. 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 »
If I was a critic I would have written this movie off. Saying that its just one of those movies with the same old plot with a bit modification. This is true, but as an audience I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.
The best thing about this movie is its pace. You won't know how fast the 110 minutes go. There's not a minute you feel bored. The attack sequences are bit over the top, but if you are a drama lover, you won't be disappointed. The storyline isn't much to think about but the screenplay is apt. Its a good thing that the director Antonie Fuqua keeps things simple, doesn't dig too much into the conspiracy stuff and also doesn't include any unnecessary twists.
Gerard Butler does what he does best, fight bad guys. Aaron Eckhart as the stern faced president reminds you of Harvey Dent. Morgan Freeman probably is there to strengthen the star value in the film. But its the villain Rick Yune with his evil smile who impresses.
This is an out and out entertainer, don't think too much, just be in the moment and watch this movie.
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