"Olympus Has Fallen"
/ Adventure. Rated R. 1 hour, 59 minutes.
Austin and Aaron Eckhart in FilmDistrict's "Olympus
Has Fallen" - 2013
The movie begins at
Camp David where President Asher (Aaron Eckhart) is practicing
his boxing skills. As the First Family leaves in their motorcade
during a winter storm, the motorcade is involved in a car accident
leaving it dangling over a bridge. The car then falls in the river
with the First Lady (Ashley Judd) in it.
Eighteen months later,
Mike Banning (played by Gerard Butler), an ex-Secret Agent springs
into action when North Korean terrorists plan a highly-coordinated
takeover of the White House and holds the President and his cabinet
hostage. Banning is the only guy who can get into the bunker where
the President is held and try to get him out.
Since the President
and Vice President were hostages, Morgan Freeman (Speaker of the
House) became acting President. Angela Bassett plays head of the
Secret Service and while in the briefing room, they have to decide
what to do before the terrorists let loose nuclear bombs throughout
the United States and annihilate over 36 million people across
The President's son
(Finley Jacobson) is also in the White House hiding and Banning
must find him before the terrorists do. What else can happen?
Tough guy Mike Banning
has some funny quips during the movie. The siege involves lots
of violence, bombs, gunfire and plenty of action. There was so
much action, I don't believe it! Seeing the monuments destroyed,
the flag tattered and the White House being shot up and bombed
is really terrifying.
Directed by Antointe
Fuqua ("Training Day"), this is definitely a movie not
to be missed. A must see. I would recommend it highly.
Look for "Olympus
Has Fallen" in theaters nationwide.
Has Fallen" movie poster