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Olympus Has Fallen

Monday, March 25th, 2013


It sucked!It'll be on cable.I liked it.It was good!It was awesome!! (1 People gave this 4.00 out of 5)

Olympus Has Fallen
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Can you be moved by three words? What about these three, Olympus Has Fallen? After watching this flick that was released in March 2013, you will be.

Director Antoine Fuqua did something that’s hard to do. He kept me on the edge of my seat for 120 minutes with this non stop action/thriller. From start to finish this movie never slows down!

Every cast needs a leader, so up steps Aaron Eckhart as President Benjamin Asher. Other great names and faces you’ll see are Morgan Freeman as Speaker Trumbull, Angela Bassett as Lynn Jacobs, Dylan McDermott as Forbes, Finley Jacobsen as Conner, Rick Yung as Kang and our hero, Gerard Butler as Mike Banning.

Nothing can be kept safe all the time, even with the best safety measures and protocols. We see first hand in this film that with determination, hatred for an enemy… and a small army, Olympus can fall. Let’s just hope if that happens we have a secret service agent like Gerard Butler who’s willing to try and take it back.

Now, we’ve all seen the White House get blown up or come under fire. Here we watch as it is slowly picked apart, brick by brick. The camera work is excellent; from the single shot of a tattered flag blowing in the wind to the wide shot of mass chaos in the streets. The chaos in this movie comes with a rating of R because of the language and violence… a lot of violence… bad guys take over the White House kinda violence.

Some of this imagery could be too much for people due to Fuqua’s bone chilling ability to direct a camera. He captures the small moments, like when you hear, “Olympus has fallen” and you get that sinking feeling in your chest, and watching a full blown raid on the front lawn, cringing as all those individuals stand their ground trying to defend the White House.

Pulse pounding action with great special effects will make you feel like you’re in the movie and make you want to duck for cover. The script was rather simple… the White House is overrun by bad guys. The play through and character development was really good. You can get attached to the cast and will come to love or hate them accordingly, due to the background details in the story that help to build and keep the movie going.