pitch: it’s Die Hard in the White House, with Channing Tatum taking out the
villains that are threatening his daughter. Here’s the problem: White House
Down opened 3 months after Olympus Has Fallen, which told the same story, only
with more clichés and some bad CGI.
originality aside, White House Down has all the big bucks action sequences
you’d expect from this sort of thing, and its sheer joy as no-think escapism
leaves Olympus Has Fallen choking on its dust. If you want to see a car smash
through the wall of the Oval Office and President Jamie Foxx take on his
enemies with a rocket launcher, you need to see this movie.
is provided by a car chase on the White House lawn with helicopter gunships and
machine guns and whatnot. If you still need convincing about the film’s merits,
try sitting through a double bill of Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen