Written July 30, 2014
Pretty much a combination of Die Hard movie crossed with Under Siege. I think it's what Die Hard 5 should have been. Make a few adjustments to the plot and stick John McClane in there, and you would be none the wiser. The plot is weak (even stupid at times) but appropriately develops a few characters for the inevitable hopeless hostage situation with the lone guy on the inside fights his way to victory all while taunting the bad guy. The action and pyrotechnics are over the top and I really enjoyed the action and tactical fighting. It's definitely worth seeing on the big screen if you like action movies.
Written December 20, 2014
I give this one a 7.5 out of 10. The premise for this picture is good. WHY the White house was taken and what, ultimately, the bad guys intended to do. (Watching the White House be taken by ANYBODY was disturbing, but it IS just a movie). The PROBLEM with "Olympus" is that it felt like a re-hash of the original "Die Hard". There were a few laughs but I kept waiting for Gerard Butler's character to say something equally witty as "Yippy-Ky-Yay, Mother F...er". Also, characters come and go very quickly and props seem to appear and then mysteriously disappear (watch for the trash trucks). Recommendation: GO!! Especially if you like gratuitous violence.
Written November 27, 2014
Well.....although this is a bit far-fetched, it is still an exciting movie, amazing special effects & cinematography, and does make one wonder if anything remotely like this could ever happen. Yes, it is violent and bloody, but it has some exciting scenes. Even though the critics were not very kind, my vote is "go".
Written December 20, 2014
The Mike Banning character was written well. General Cleggs was written by someone who doesn't know anything about professionalism and what the military is all about. Definitely too old to be active duty. Didn't act like any officer of that rank would. He acted like the president was what he swore to uphold not the Constitution.
SPOILER: Several of the things the terrorists did didn't make sense, blowing a hole in the fence by 2 suicide type bombers in 1 scene then driving 2 garbage trucks close up to the same area with terrorists inside the back with machine guns in them to mow down the defenders coming out of the building, why not just drive through the fence and onto the lawn? The second wave of defenders just run out of the building without even making sure it was clear? come on!
Klegg sends in troops when he knows there r advanced weapons waiting and he says look out for them just as they are being used
There were more things like that but overall I liked it
Written March 31, 2013
The only thing I could have done without is long periods of shooting, exploding and pretty graphic violence, but certainly a nail biter from start to end. Somewhat predictable but that did not hurt. Loved Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman!!!