Olympus Has Fallen

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua Mary Frances Eglin Christine Lalande
Genres: Action, Thriller,
Production Company: Nu Image, Millennium Films, G-BASE,

Olympus Has Fallen - When our flag falls our nation will rise. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 20-03-2013
  • Runtime: 120 Minutes
  • Popularity: 43.64
  • Vote Count: 5,874
  • IMDB Rating: 6.4
  • Budget: USD 70,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 161,025,640
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Gerard Butler - Azwaad Movie Database Gerard Butler Mike Banning
Aaron Eckhart - Azwaad Movie Database Aaron Eckhart President Benjamin Asher
Finley Jacobsen - Azwaad Movie Database Finley Jacobsen Connor
Dylan McDermott - Azwaad Movie Database Dylan McDermott Forbes
Rick Yune - Azwaad Movie Database Rick Yune Kang
Morgan Freeman - Azwaad Movie Database Morgan Freeman Alan Trumbull
Cole Hauser - Azwaad Movie Database Cole Hauser Roma
Radha Mitchell - Azwaad Movie Database Radha Mitchell Leah
Angela Bassett - Azwaad Movie Database Angela Bassett Lynne Jacobs
Melissa Leo - Azwaad Movie Database Melissa Leo Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan
Photo Name Department
Amanda Mackey-Production Amanda Mackey Production (Casting)
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond-Production Cathy Sandrich Gelfond Production (Casting)
Derek R. Hill-Art Derek R. Hill Art (Production Design)
Jim Passon-Editing Jim Passon Editing (Color Timer)
Boaz Davidson-Production Boaz Davidson Production (Executive Producer)
Gerard Butler-Production Gerard Butler Production (Producer)
Danny Lerner-Production Danny Lerner Production (Producer)
Avi Lerner-Production Avi Lerner Production (Executive Producer)
Phillip V. Caruso-Camera Phillip V. Caruso Camera (Still Photographer)
Antoine Fuqua-Directing Antoine Fuqua Directing (Director)

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Olympus Has Fallen is, for all practical purposes, a modern remake of Die Hard that replaces Bruce Willis with Gerard Butler and Nakatomi Tower with the White House. Butler puts in a respectable performance as Mike Banning. Director Antoine Fuqua did as well as could be done with the story, and some gripping action makes it almost watchable. But the downfall of the film was its lazy writing. Almost no part of Olympus Has Fallen is remotely believable. A single airplane penetrates into protected airspace around Washington D.C. and riddles the White House with bullets. It takes 15 minutes for armed reinforcements to arrive. The President of the United States risks the annihilation of a peaceful ally nation to prevent an acquaintance of his from being beaten up. I could go on. And on. For this reason, the movie is somewhat painful to watch. You will certainly find yourself complaining loudly at the screen. And yet the action is riveting. Watch this movie, then try to forget it. 5.5/10.

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Out of the wealth of "_Die Hard in an (X)_" movies that are on offer, "_Die Hard in the White House_" is an.... okay one. The story is old hat and the CGI is awful, but the sequence of the initial attack on the White House isn't just good, it's great. _Final rating:★★½ - Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._

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The Movie Diorama

Olympus Has Fallen ironically insults America’s national security through lunacy and patriotism. “Die Hard in the White House” claims British lads’ magazine Zoo, divulging into the testosterone-fuelled minds of its laddish readers. To be fair to them, Fuqua’s patriotic perspective of a national terrorist attack is exactly that. A ‘Die Hard’ rip-off that relies on the same narrative rhythms beat-for-beat. One man, and only one man, can save the day by gradually depleting the numbers of the antagonistic gang that harness either monetary or diplomatic motives. But where the aforementioned feature excelled, this action extravaganza flopped. In apparently thirteen minutes, the entire Secret Service force is massacred at the hands of Korean ultra-nationalists, at the White House, in the middle of the day. “The most secure building in the world” exclaimed one of the useless decision makers attempting to assist the Acting President. Yeah. That’s an armoury of irony right there. Olympus Has Fallen is so unrealistic in plot, that for the majority of its runtime you’re left baffled as to how any of it was conceptualised. Fully trained Security guards joyfully skip towards barrages of bullets. Protocols are broken left, right and centre. The frickin’ Army Chief of Staff sends a fleet of armed helicopters into a danger zone despite already acknowledging the opposition acquiring a ridiculously overpowered turret. Boom! Dead. The lack of intelligence for its characters is, quite frankly, insulting. Especially when this action blockbuster is supposed to be shrouded in patriotism. The worst offender though is the obtuse amount of horrifically rendered visual effects. From blatantly obvious green screens to clunky polygonal helicopters floating around aimlessly. It was as if the team played ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ and directly extracted the models from it. Just woefully terrible. Fortunately Butler emanated his “tough guy” brutality in the central role, because he was continually stabbing Koreans through the skull, throat and legs. A convincingly physical role that was perfectly suited to his acting style, enabling him to destroy his opponents whilst injecting some light buoyancy. Unfortunately the screenplay is limited in the “fun” department, taking the narrative extremely seriously, which hindered the nostalgic cheesiness of 80s action blockbusters that Fuqua took inspiration from. Speaking of, his directing style was taut as expected, with much focus on the shenanigans taking place within the Presidential bunker. But the frenetic editing hindered his clarity. Eckhart provided strength as the President, but as usual, picks lacklustre films to repress his talent. Freeman shouted at one point and I quivered. Bassett, Mitchell and Yune were underused and Leo overacted. Oh, and who stops a countdown at three seconds? Let it go down to one! Create that suspense for flip sake! So yes, for thirsty action viewers who crave violence blended with one-dimensional characters, unintelligent plot points and obscene amounts of polygonal visual effects, Olympus Has Fallen has got you covered. However, if you prefer your action blockbusters with an ounce of excitement, might I suggest a minuscule film called ‘Die Hard’?

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