Written September 30, 2014
OK, I will start by saying this movie is loaded with bad language and extreme violence, but that is to be expected, it is Rated R. All that said, the action is nonstop, with a few twists here and there (one of them being rather predictable). Gerard Butler is excellent, doing his american accent to perfection LOL, and playing the rough and tough guy very well. Aaron Eckhart is also terrific, as is Morgan Freeman and others. The casting is successful. I went into the movie thinking ok, I am looking forward to action, but also believing there is no real way this could ever happen. Though some of it is unrealistic, you still can see how it is possible that our white house is more vulnerable than we think. That makes the movie more enjoyable, but opens up a different can of worms ;)
Written January 27, 2015
This movie was so packed full of craziness! I truly believe the men in and around the White House and the President would never allow this to really happen! Although the story line was close to how really insane others may be no matter where they are from. Morgan Freeman is always, always great in every movie I have ever seen with him in it! I would vote him for President any day! Aaron Eckhart is an incredibly striking President! I'd vote for him just on his family values in the movie! Gerard Butler, the newest 'bad***' action hero in my book! He as a ex-Special Forces, American military man is phenomenal! Angela Basset, beautiful, and not one to be reckoned with, knows the person on the inside! Melissa Leo is a bad*** patriot and awesome!! I would see this again and will add to my DVD collection!!
Written October 25, 2014
Not as bad as most critics said but not as good as it might have been. A good (if pretty violent) two hours of action entertainment.
Written February 01, 2015
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 April 03, 2013
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