Written March 23, 2013
This is an action flick! I don't know what those darn 'professional' critics are talking about. We 'normal' people rate action flicks based on a different set of rules....
Body Count: A++
This movie has an amazing body count; civilians, secret service, everybody!
Explosions & Shell Count: A+
Great explosions, stuff blowing up all over the place, bullet holes in everything!
Gerard Butler is a very good hero with a great smart talking attitude. We love Mr. Butler!
OMG I LOVE this guy! Rick Yune plays an excellent villain. How can one so sexy be so so devious.
NO MUSHY LOVE CRAP!: A+++
As a true action flick should, very little lovey dovey crap, just enough to give us a touch of humanity.
Simply a great action flick that says don't mess with America....We only need one to take down hundreds!
Written March 23, 2013
Let's get right to the point. The action in this movie freaking ROCKS! Olympus has Fallen brings the testosterone in a big way.
The plot hybridizes the well used formula for a military hostage crisis. The execution is so good, you just don't care that the simple twists are so predictable.
Gerard Butler was flawless in his role. He would get my vote any day of the week as the next Batman. Morgan Freeman does what he does best...command respect on the big screen.
Olympus has Fallen will keep you on the edge of your seat with a lot of tense moments, great visuals, and explosive action. If you like action flicks, this movie is for you.
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Written July 25, 2014
I read a critic review about this being the movie Die Hard should have been this year, and I will say that I agree 100%. They have collected a great group of actors for this movie, and each has been chosen perfectly for their parts, and they all excel at it. The story is also a well written story, about the White House being taken over, and the president being held hostage, I will not go into the details as to why as I dont want to ruin it for you. The action is pretty much non stop, keeping you on the edge of your seat throughout, Gerard Butler did an excellent job of playing his part, and making you believe the fight scenes were real. I have not seen a real lot of publicity for this film, and if your wondering if its worth seeing, yes I highly recommend this one, its one of the best action movies out this past year, and having a really good story on top of the action is always another plus. I would give this 3 1/2 stars out of 4 myself, enjoy and feel free to become a fan :)
Written March 22, 2013
From a purely action movie perspective, the movie is fantastic. But the premise is silly. The behavior of the president and everyone but the main star could never happen in real life. I don't want to spoil the movie so I will just say that if the writer(s) could have come up with something more plausible or at least work with how we know the government would really respond the movie would have been far better.
Written August 23, 2014
A great film...lots of action...this was really well done...totally believable...mainly because it had suicidal enemy, who were willing to die...and american defenders who were caught off guard willing to do their duty and die..the hero was big enough to be belived that even if he was hurt, he could still fight on...will probably see it again...there was so much going on during the action moments...will watch this more than once...cant wait for the DVD