Olympus Has Fallen

2013

Action / Drama / Thriller

1101
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 48%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 67%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 228309

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Gerard Butler as Mike Banning
Morgan Freeman as Speaker Trumbull
Ashley Judd as Margaret Asher
Angela Bassett as Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by chimera3 1 / 10

An Unofficial "Die Hard" Ripoff

I enjoyed watching Gerard Butler in movies like "The Bounty Hunter," "The Ugly Truth," "Law-Abiding Citizen," and even "Dracula 2000." When it comes to this, what can you possibly say? He can do action and he can do comedy, but this is neither. All it is is another dreaded attempt to try to get him to measure up to Bruce Willis...and it is a failure. Mr. Butler can certainly stand alone when it comes to action movies, that is for sure.

Butler plays Secret Service agent Mike Banning, who is best friends with the President (Aaron Eckhart), the First Lady (Ashley Judd), and their son. To begin, he gets into a car accident after running into a deer, which ultimately claims the life of the First Lady. Fast forward a year and a half later and he still feels guilty about what happened, having taken a desk job after being removed from the Secret Service proper.

He sulks about his so-called daily life with his wife/girlfriend Leah (Radha Mitchell). One day, things go sour when Washington D.C. is under attack by a band of North Koreans, killing everyone and destroying everything in sight before taking hold of the White House and doing the exact same thing. Fighting through his shame, Mike is called into action to kill the villains and save the President and anyone else of his staff who still happens to be alive. In a cliché with a capital C, he does just that, reunites with Leah and is redeemed by the President.

In the end, I cannot begin to describe the many things that are wrong with this so-called movie. Antoine Fuqua, the very man who brought us the questionable "Training Day," puts Quentin Tarantino and John Woo to shame when it comes to hardcore action, explosions, and gratuitous violence. It certainly shows here, I'll tell you that. Granted I have no problems with any of those things, I was deeply disturbed by what I saw here. It seemed like there had to be blood and explosions everywhere you turned in this dreadful movie.

I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. If you're going to watch a Gerard Butler movie, watch something like "The Ugly Truth" or "Law-Abiding Citizen." Those movies are more his speed than this. Trust me. Once was enough for me, thank you very much.

Reviewed by Mihai Toma 9 / 10

A great action movie

Mike Banning, a former presidential guard must undergo a special operation of saving the White House from the clutches of a Korean terrorist organization which managed to take control of it a lot quicker than American security could do anything. As a commando, Mike rescues the president's son and one kill after another, he must force his way into the underground bunker in which the president himself is being kept hostage.

It's a very good movie which features plenty of gun related action and killing, with some suspense and a bit of drama. If you can stand the violence presented in it, you will certainly enjoy this one, especially with Gerard Butler as protagonist and Morgan Freeman as president replacement. Although I really liked this one, it disappointed me with its finale, in which Mike doesn't receive anything for his courage, heroism and for saving the whole situation all by himself. No congratulations, no medals, no honoring, no nothing. That's not how you end this type of movie. A big shame when it comes to the finale…

Reviewed by RoboRabbit89 7 / 10

One cool action flick.

Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckartt are superb in

"Olympus Has Fallen."

Let me start by saying that this is a good action movie. It reminds me of the action movies from the '80's and '90's, with it's adrenaline pumping suspenseful opening to it's nail biting finish, this movie delivers.

This may contain some spoilers.

Mike banning is a secret service agent, part of the United States President's detail.

But after Mike fails to save a loved one,

he is demoted to desk duty. But now that's all about to change, one year later the white house is soon under attack by terrorist, killing all the service agents and it's up to Mike to save the day and take out the trash.

The action scenes are spectacular, and it's nice to see an action movie with some character development.

Morgan Freeman was good as Vice President Trumble, all his scenes are mostly in the Pentagon, but he was great.

Aaron Eckartt was also good as the President, he didn't do very much because he was tied up for most of the movie but he was still good.

Gerard Butler is very good as Mike Banning the hero of the film, it's great to see him kick ass in this, all his fight scenes and funny one liners were spot on.

Ashley Judd has a very small roll in this as the President's wife but even though her part was small I liked her scenes.

This film is directed well by Antwone Fuqua probably his best next to The Equalizer, He just did a damn good job.

Rick Yune is great as the main baddie of the film, I haven't seen him in very much but this by far is his best work yet.

Overall I very much enjoyed it, and I own it on DVD, and it's sequel, London Has Fallen is just as awesome.

If your an action movie fan I think you'll probably like it. Definitely give this one a look, you won't be disappointed.

I give it a 7/10 Ii's one cool action flick.

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