Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.
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A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.Written by
This was one of two movies released in 2013 with a similar premise, which is the garrisoning of the White House by criminals who hold the President hostage. The other was White House Down (2013). See more »
The olive branch and quiver of arrows are constantly in the wrong talons of the eagle for the Presidential Seal. The olive branch is supposed to be in the eagle's right talon while the quiver is supposed to be in the left talon with the eagle's head facing towards the olive branch. This is meant to simulate that America prefers peace, while the quiver in the left talon is meant to simulate that, despite the preference for peace, America is always prepared for war. See more »
The edited for TNT/TBS cable TV version aside from the usual language and violence edits most notably hackneys it's edit for the part where Mike (Gerard Butler) stabs Kang (Rick Yune) in the head. Instead, the viewer witnesses Mike about to stab and then it cuts straight to Kang's body ceasing to move making it unclear that Kang was stabbed let alone where. See more »
Olympus Has Fallen — America is under attack, to hell with logic
Olympus Has Fallen is yet an other US president oriented flick. A ton of action and special effects with almost as many logical flaws.
The acting is good, particularly Morgan Freeman (to a lesser extent: Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart) and there's no denying the roller coaster ride, but it has many shortcomings. Aside from the usual suspension of disbelief, logic fails at almost every turn. Then there's the poor dialogs, the easy retorts, the one dimensional underdeveloped characters, the incredible body count, and the overly flag-centric pride.
It's action based entertainment for sure, but not much else.
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