One Sentence: Die Hard: White House Edition
Release Date: 22-Mar-2013
This movie looks like the cheesiest thing to come out of Hollywood in a long time. American flags, the president is taken, speeches, and American Flags. OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN. It all just looked so bad, but with Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Gerard Butler, maybe this movie at least could be watchable. It was more than watchable, it was bad ass.
This movie really was Die Hard in the White House. It was one man against all odds. That man is Scottish, playing an American, who lost it all, riding a desk for the rest of his career. I know it sounds horrible, and probably from a film critic point of view it is horrible. Speeches, American flags, sacrifice, horrible lines, and lots of North Koreans. It probably was horrible, and I probably would have cared if I wasn’t loving every minute of this well shot, action packed, ass kicking fest. I just didn’t care. It was hard hitting, fast paced, well shot, and nothing that was going on that wasn’t kicking ass took me out of the movie, so it worked for me. This is what summer movies are about, actually if I compare it to some summer movies, it is a bit more grounded, and by a bit, I mean a millimeter. It was pretty out there, but if I measure it up against Armageddon, this movie seems plausible.
I think this is your first summer movie. Go into it expecting a summer movie and not something that is grounded in reality, and just a good time and I think you will have a great time. This is one of those movies that will be on TV for years to come, it will be on Spike TV every Friday night for the next 10 years. It is that type of movie and it is totally worth going to see in the theater.