Saturday, March 23 2013, 12:34 AM MDT
Movie Review: Olympus Has Fallen
Olympus Has Fallen
2 out of 5 Stars
Director • Antoine Fuqua
Starring • Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman
Rated • R
Recommended to • Those that like their actions films to be big, dumb and chest pounding patriotic.
When a terrorist attack on the White House put the lives of the President (Aaron Eckhart) and his son in danger former Presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) infiltrates the building in hope of getting them both out alive.
“Olympus Has Fallen” is about as big, dumb and violent as any film I’ve ever watched. The dialogue is quotably campy in the most terrible of ways, the special effects are unconvincing and the performances are equally underwhelming. They do blow a lot of stuff up, trash the White House and pile up a massive amount of casualties in the process. If you’re looking for something smart or groundbreaking you’ve come to the wrong place. If you’re just looking for an extremely violent tour of the White House you’re in luck. “Olympus Has Fallen” isn’t a good film, but it might be so bad that it ends up being entertaining.
-Ryan Michael Painter