London Has Fallen Movie Review
Banning is back and it’s his job to protect the President of the United States. The British Prime Minister is dead creating a Secret Service nightmare when all of the world leaders converge on London to attend the funeral. This is the event of the century! Gerard Butler (Banning), Aaron Eckhart (President Asher), Morgan Freeman (VP Trumbull) and Angela Bassett (Secret Service Director Jacobs) all return to lead this all-star cast through an explosive romp through London.
The mayhem… is it a terrorist plot or an act of revenge? Aamir Barkawi is a major terrorist responsible for several attacks in Europe. In fact, just two years before the United States had launched a drone to kill Barkawi. The results? Barkawi and his family are killed during the reception of his daughter’s wedding. Don’t think the incidents are linked? Think again!
The movie sends us through a cat and mouse game as Banning and President Asher run through the streets of London trying to get to safety. Who can they trust?
Great movie moments:
If you like action flicks, this is definitely an action-packed flick. From the first scenes to the last – nothing is safe from being blown up.
Butler and Eckhart return to the screen following Olympus has Fallen with their own weird brand of chemistry.
Pay attention to the running scene at the beginning of the movie, because it plays an important role as the movie progresses.
Not so great movie moments:
Angela Basset, is a great actress. Why did they make her character seem weaker in this sequel? None of the male secret agents were crying, not even Banning. Bassett screams and cries – definitely not the strong character she played in the prequel.
There can be such a thing as too much action. Blowing things up, even the famous London landmarks can look thrilling on the screen, but sometimes there can be such a thing as action over-kill when there is just too much excitement.
This is a repeat. Even the name is not original. President Asher is held hostage again? Why is it everywhere he goes, everything falls?
Despite the violence, this is another one of those “made for the big screen” movies where everything needs to look big!
Overall, the movie held my attention. In fact, I had totally forgot about Olympus Has Fallen when I went to see London Has Fallen. The positive side was that I didn’t sit in the theater comparing the two movies.
I give this movie a 3 out of 5 stars.
Director: Babak Najafi
Rated: R Extremely, extremely (did I say extremely?) violent
Run time: 99 minutes
This movie is available on Amazon.
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I paid for this ticket out of my own funds and have not been compensated for this review.
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