Written July 04, 2015
Olympus falls and Morgan Freeman plays outstanding along with Gerard a new up and comer must see and Freeman plays president again good role for him. glad critics confused and I hardly ever listen to them but what fans have to say
Written July 31, 2015
Gerard Butler kicked butt in this film. Fight scenes were great, and I also like Morgan Freeman. He was no nonsense as the speaker of the house. The only problem I had was, what was the take over of the White House about? They never explained that, but I give this film 4 stars.
Written March 22, 2013
Great special effects, fine acting by an A-list cast, a good edge of your seat popcorn munching thriller, very much in a good versus bad old-school way. However, it is also formulaic and very predictable, right down to the final mano a mano duking out between the pro- and antagonist. The only thing missing is one of them growling "we both knew it would come to this!" just before throwing the first punch. I'd say it's worth a matinee look, but if you're paying full evening price, there are better choices for your $.
Written March 04, 2015
This movie was an intense 2 hours. Some actions sequences were over computerized but overall quality (on the bloody side). Cast & characters were great. Gerard Butler held the muscle role well. Plot was a little far fetched. I give this movie a 7.5. If you like action films, see it!
Written July 28, 2015
This movie was a wonderful action movie if you are only watching it for the action. If you are watching it for the acting, well, Gerard Butler does a great job, like always. Aaron Eckhart was a poor choice for president, and he really didn't make me feel like I cared if he were saved or not. For the position that Morgan Freeman was given, I think he should have had a bigger role, but he still did a great job. I didn't really care for the writing of this movie. The IDEA was awesome, but we are really supposed to believe that a small force takes over the white house, and then loses to one man. All of the advanced weapons that the white house has and they don't get used to stop the invasion, but the terrorists get to use them to keep our troops out. Oh and by the way, American law prohibits our military from being used on American soil, so why were they? Lots of holes, and I almost fell asleep at times. If not for Gerard, I would have. Again, Action gets a 5 out of 5, but plot only a 1.