I see a lot of movies, so you have to understand it can be really easy to confuse them, or sometimes forget them altogether. I remembered “Olympus Has Fallen” having existed but I always confused it for the one with Channing Tatum (“White House Down”, released the same year).
Early in the year, I don’t expect much out of theatrical releases. So, when “London Has Fallen” comes stumbling around the corner, it’s like that old high school classmate. You recognize them, you don’t wanna be rude, so you’re like ‘okay, let’s hang out’. How bad can it be?
That’s about when my son taps me on the shoulder and says, ‘I can’t believe you want to see this…you hated the last one”. (He was right, per my review).
And then Gerard Butler came on screen. And started talking. And it all came flooding back. Like traumatic flashbacks from a time I’ve long since tried to forget….but it was too late —
Directed by: Babak Najafi
Written by: Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt,Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John
Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, and Morgan Freeman
MPAA rating: R for strong violence and language throughout
Running time: 1 hour 40 mins.