It’s got to be somewhat nerve wrecking for the Obama‘s these days…
Their home-sweet-home is being invaded and kicked around at least three times during the first half of 2013. Like on June 28 in WHITE HOUSE DOWN with Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. And in next week’s Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson‘s latest offering G.I. JOE: RETALIATION.
And now, this weekend, when a band of North Korean commandos storm 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN.
It’s this last action-thriller which easily could’ve been titled SLAUGHTER ON PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
Olympus Has Fallen is code for the White House being under siege.
President Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and Secretary of State (Melissa Leo) are held hostage. The VP is out of commish and Speaker of the House Morgan Freeman is now the acting President calling the shots from the Pentagon along with Secret Service director Angela Bassett and head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Robert Forster) at his side.
Will this team surrender to North Korean demands of removing U.S. troops from the demilitarized zone? Will the 7th fleet pull its ships from the powder keg zone?
What do YOU think?
It’s all up to disgraced former agent Gerard Butler who once led a deadly (car) accident trip from Camp David to a fundraiser during which the First Lady (Ashley Judd) was killed.
Butler just happens to be near the invaded White House when all hell breaks lose and it’s a building he knows inside and out.
You guessed it; Butler slips in and becomes a one man killing machine.
Think RAMBO in the White House.
And when everything is said and done, good (America) versus evil (North Korea) prevails. It’s Hollywood’s version of Kim Jong-Un‘s darkest nightmare.
OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, a tense and bloody action-thriller—also produced by Gerard Butler—proudly raises 3 out of 5 patriotic fingers.
(Reviewed at AMC Town Center, Leawood, Ks.)
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