Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
I wanted to give this movie a try and I did. It does play up to its genre, has a decent cast and can keep you watching. However, I was not wowed. Yes it kept me entertained but probably not in the way it intended. I couldn’t take parts of it seriously. I mean the narrative itself is good and interesting plus Gerald Butler performs a good character as Mike Banning 🙂 . I also liked the opening scene with the president’s family (specially the dramatic part 😛 ) and I really liked the scene where the white house was attacked as it was quite impressive. However, the graphics are not good (I had expected better for a movie only three years old!) Also parts in this film is highly predictable (like obviously Gerald Butler is the hero so why does anyone else bother 😛 ). The president seemed stupid as he showed no resolve against the terrorists and basically gave them what they wanted! Another point that bothered me in this movie was why did everyone keep going back to the dead bodies and stabbing them in the head? I hadn’t realised this was a Zombie Flick 😛 ! This is an okay movie if you are looking for something with a tough man and with plenty of explosions. Otherwise, I don’t think I would recommend this at all. Enjoy 🙂
I give this film 2 Stars out of 5!