The world's leaders have assembled. So have their enemies.
In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
ActorsStarring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Charlotte Riley, Radha Mitchell, Sean O'Bryan, Mehdi Dehbi, Shivani Ghai, Colin Salmon, Alon Aboutboul, Jorge Leon Martinez
Well…. we’re well into Guilty Pleasure territory with this one…
‘Sort of sequel’ to Olympus has Fallen, this time, you guessed it, London is going down. In a big way. The UK prime minister has passed away and the world’s leaders descend on London for the funeral. Turns out, they are sitting ducks for a massive terrorist attack which will wipe out many of them – including world leaders from Germany to Japan, and the attacks will leave London in tatters along the way. But wait, the US president (Aaron Eckhart) of course has the world’s awesomest body guard (Gerard Butler) who can singlehandedly take on anyone and anything. Thank God for that.
If you like an easy action flick with lots of explosions and likeable Hollywood characters, a Hollywood script with only black and white and no shades of grey, and a Hollywood ending, this movie is an easy way to spend 90 minutes. There is nothing more to this movie; we don’t need to know a lot more – you can choose to fill in any blanks if you want but best not to – just ignore them and enjoy the next gunfight, the next explosion, the next stunt, the next CGI’d destruction of another London landmark, etc etc.
Yet admittedly, as ridiculous as the script is, it is a very watchable action flick.