Written December 25, 2014
It's been awhile since my husband and I went to a movie that actually kept us in a constant state of alert! My husband is pretty blah when it comes to movies but he could not sit still; neither could I! The movie was exciting from the start to the finish and I want to get the DVD when it comes out. I'd probably go watch it again at least 2 more times. It's that good. It's the kind of movie that makes you wonder...A MUST WATCH!!!!
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 December 20, 2014
Gerard Butler gives the performance of a lifetime in this high action thriller, "Olympus Has Fallen." After terrorist operatives stage a planned attack for control of the White House, his character is forced out of early reitrement to do battle and save the president from an evil mastermind. Against overwhelming odds, he manages to breach hostile security forces and stage a one man coup. It's the classic shoot em' up action thriller that will leave audience members wanting more.
Written October 28, 2014
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 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 ;)