Written July 06, 2015
The formula may be somewhat old as the critics have said but they managed to create a few twists and kept the action rolling. Just believable enough to draw you in throughout most of the movie. The ending got a little ridiculous but all in all worth the money to see. Gerard Butler made a nice transition from the days of "300" to a more modern action star. Morgan Freeman was solid in his minor role.
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 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 April 28, 2015
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 December 18, 2014
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.