Written February 10, 2016
Olympus has fallen. Reviewed 3-22-2013
This full action movie is definitely an R rated Korean how-to on how to lay siege to the White House. The action barely ever stops and the very graphic violence never ceases. Gerard Butler, the hero, is just another job-dedicated-protector who battles the bad guys without remorse. The plot has no real suspense only action. Various fictitious dangers are injected into the screen play for graphic/dramatic effects. Keri Russell, as the hero’s wife, surely does deserve a better part but her presence was real and effective. The physical abuse, multiple killings and strong language makes this an adult only film. The showing of the U.S. Military as inept against terrorists in movies seems to be a common Hollywood stunt that really has no value.
Written March 25, 2013
It was a good action movie but if you want the real thing follow Mitch Rapp in Vince Flynn's 1999 book, Transfer of Power. For that matter after reading any Mitch Rapp novel you will say Mike Banner who?
Written August 04, 2015
Fk what the critics say, watch this movie. It's a great action movie with a good plot. A bit unbelievable, but what action movie isn't? 9/10 from me. I really like it.
Written July 27, 2016
If you approach this movie as a "Die Hard" movie, you're going to love it. Great action, great characters, and great action. And really really good action. The professional critics reviews I read were all caught up in the politics of the movie, and I honestly don't understand why. Give the analytical portion of your brain the night off, and enjoy having this movie boost your testosterone level.
Written May 05, 2016
This is not for the kids, as it is violent within the first 5 minutes. I felt the action was good and the movie well planned out. The actors did a good job and you really think it is the white house...