Written March 23, 2013
With all the publicity and the star power of Morgan Freeman, I expected more. No, that is an understatement. The writing of this movie could not have been worse. Even a good director, star power, and lots (and lots of blood for those who dig it) couldn't help this movie. What could he possibly have been thinking? It doesn't even make any sense. At least in the TV series, The West Wing, when the President is compromised, he chooses to step down. This one commits treason. As for Morgan Freeman, I am not sure why he would even accept the role. Does he really believe that a Speaker of the House would choose to risk the country and start a world war to save the life of the President? If you like the Die Hard movies, this one will disappoint. If you think the Die Hard movies have too much gratuitous blood and violence, you certainly won't want to see this one. I am not sure who this movie was made for. Definately not me.
Written May 02, 2016
It was a good, quick passed action movie, even though it was burdened with a horrible script. It was written so poorly, that it made actors who are otherwise very exceptional look very stilted in their performances. I see no need to ever see this movie again.
Written September 28, 2016
I have just come from seeing this movie and was very disappointed in the outcome. Now I'm a movie buff and look for the main story behind the story being told. I saw America as very weak and showing our military as weak and confused. In other countries this would not be allowed to be shown. There were children coming out of the movie saying that they would not every trust Koreans or Chinese. Is this want you wanted to show? Our country is being shown to others as easy to take over. Also the International World will believe what you shown at the White House and in Washington, DC is easy to over take.
What message are you trying to tell in this movie?
Understand what you have created can bring on hatered towards Asian People. This is not only a movie but a strong message of WHAT in your eyes? There are many people in this world who are mental sick. What do you think they will see in this movie.
The Actors were excellent, but the story line was very poor and prejudice. I'm an American.
Written June 30, 2016
Olympus Has Fallen does not disappoint when it comes to non-stop, crazy action. There are a billion bullets flying in this movie and plenty of stuff blowing up. This is a pure summer action movie. There is no love story or huge character development. This is just an all out war. Gerard Butler is the typical, unstoppable, calm-cool-and-collected tough guy, and does a good job of portraying that character. The lead bad guy was great also. Overall, the story was pretty good, even if it was somewhat predictable. Just don't go in expecting a lot of realism. This is an over-the-top wild ride and all out shoot-em-up fun.
In conclusion, Olympus Has Fallen is a great summer action movie. It is fun enough to watch again, so I will probably be buying it. It is a pretty typical summer action flick, so you probably won't be disappointed if that is your thing. Go see it in the theater if you can. Highly Recommended for some good summer movie fun!
Written July 24, 2016
Best movie we've seen in years!!! Gerard Butler did a stunning performance... and the movie was edge of the seat great all the way through!! I would highly recommend it to any adult!! Lots of killing scenes, but not the ugly grizzly stuff of some horror pics... pretty much what our military does for a living! GREAT MUST SEE!!! Not recommended for kids... I would say 15 and older, especially if they are interested in current affairs in the world today! ONE MORE POSITIVE: Hollywood DID NOT use this movie to promote it's POLITICAL FLAVOR!! So everyone can enjoy this movie!!