President Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) is in danger...again! Terrorists have seized the Nakatomi building, I mean England's capitol and only two things stand in their way; Gerard Butler (300) and the smooth sounds of Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption). Put those two together, and even the "smarter than everyone else" terrorist leader can't compete. Gerard has been doing his morning jogs, and Morgan has been sipping Earl Grey, in preparation for this inevitable sequel.
Bombs will explode, Angela Bassett (Contact) will shed dramatic tears, and every inept secret service agent will once again be used as cannon fodder. Will the president sacrifice himself in service to his country? Will his daughter sneak through London's hidden passageways with Gerard to outsmart and dispatch each distracted bad guy? And will he ever get to have morning jogs with his buddy again? The answer's probably yes to all three of those questions. You know that this entire film will be predictable and that every secret was shown in the trailers. But if Butler can lay down the charm and there are some decent action scenes, this just might work.
My Prediction- It's every 90's style terrorist flick rolled into the new millennium, but I think that London Has Fallen will not be a Piece Of Shit. Stupid, but not shit worthy.
TONIGHT! We dine on Banger's and Mash!
I could go into a whole Die Hard/Under Siege thing, but that's a waste of time, plus Joe has already gone into the whole "sequelitis" problem of this movie. It's an action movie about some guy not named John Mclane or Casey Ryback fighting terrorists in London. Explosions, cool slo-mo shots, and a knife fight scene to prove how badass Butler is, fills out this film that is little more than every action movie cliche ever.
Not a piece of shit, but not high on the list of "man I gotta see this". Oh yah, you see that at the bottom? The information tag thingy? look at the "writers" part. That's when you know it's going to be a bad movie.
London Has Fallen (2016)
R | 1h 39min | Action, Crime, Thriller | 4 March 2016 (USA)
In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
Director: Babak Najafi
Writers: Creighton Rothenberger (screenplay), Katrin Benedikt (screenplay)
Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman