Olympus Has Fallen (3 Out of 5 Graves)
I was so excited to see this movie. The trailers were awesome and Gerard Butler has some great credentials when it comes to action movies. And with Morgan Freeman as the costar, I was looking forward to losing myself in the movie, but as excited as I was, I just couldn’t get completely engrossed.
I wanted to be, I really did, and I enjoyed the movie, it just didn’t knock my socks off.
The bottom line is that I think Gerard has fallen prey to his own success. He’s so believable as the “tough as nails” bad ass killer that its hard to feel any tension or anxiety around his survival.
The action scenes were well done, the CGI rocked, and the gun battles were pretty cool, but there were also a few things that didn’t quite make sense.
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1.) When the gun battle is raging at the front of the White House the good guys just poor out the doors into the machine gun fire. It seemed really dumb.
2.) When they save “Spark Plug” (the president’s son) by having him crawl out a vent, why didn’t they start to put seals down that air vent instead of having them come in via helicopters?
3.) When the helicopter explodes with the captives and several suicidal bombers and they think everyone is dead, why does everyone just stand around? They would have been rushing the building as soon as that helicopter went up.
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If you haven’t seen the movie yet, its worth seeing in the theater if you are an action nut, otherwise, wait for it to come out for purchase.