After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it.Written by
Intelligence agencies, real or fictional, featured and/or referenced in the film include MI5, MI6, the SAS, and Western Intelligence Services. See more »
When the helicopter has crashed and the President and Agent Banning are standing outside, Agent Banning removes his radio and earpiece and throws them to the ground. Magically, the earpiece is back in the next scene. See more »
This movie is great for it's genre; tactical porn. If you think sneaky assassins are cool, this is the movie for you.
Really guys, it's not meant to be a probing exploration of post-colonial cultural identity and the failure of western statecraft to respect indigenous autonomy. I'm well aware of the fact that the chaos of the third world didn't fall out of the sky, and that The West in general and America specifically is culpable in creating the monsters it now has to face.
That's not what this movie is about. This movie is about really clever and well coordinated terrorists attacking London again and again and again.
Is it blatantly patriotic and biased? Yep. Is it realistic? No. Is it fun if you like that sort of thing? You bet it is, and America totally kicks ass in it too! You should watch Olympus has Fallen as well. Frankly I think it's the better of the two.
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