Warning: The following reaction contains spoilers and adult language. It is not a synopsis. I am not responsible for any loss or offence you might take from reading this post.
I saw this movie tonight. I could've seen Deadpool but my dad doesn't appreciate it's brilliance, so we went for the action movie instead.
This is my reaction.
If you write in the comments how many spoilers are in this post, I will email you a greeting card. Yes, I will actually do it.
London has fallen is a superproduction with movie stars like Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart that was released on March the 2nd of 2016. Directed by Babak Najafi (Banshee) and written by four screenwriters, out of which two (Katrin Benedikt, Creighton Rothenberger) also happened to write together the previous part- Olympus has fallen.
The basic plot is that the Prime Minister of England has recently deceased and a bunch of world's most powerful leaders come together for his funeral in London. They think that they have the security in check, but terrorists prove them wrong by destroying the parade from inside.
Mike Banning (Butler) is Mr. President's (Eckhart) private security guard and the head of security (or something like that). He's the one that protects his ass. When they find out about the recent death and the funeral's date, they have days, I repeat, DAYS to prepare the security system. Turns out that the whole thing is an organised revenge party, a payback two years earlier when the government nuked the house of the head of the terrorist family at his daughter's wedding.
After the terrorists attack, they shut down the entire London and chase after Banning and the President. After a while of running, he (President) toughens up and takes a gun in his hand. They find a friendly MI6 agent in London and try to figure something out at her place but they have to run again.
In the meantime, the Vicepresident (Freeman) and the rest of Justine's League attempt to figure things out, working with UK's government.
Blah blah blah, they figure out where the bad guys hide and send an anti terrorist team to help Mike. Turns out that one of the bad guys wants to livestream killing the President. Great fucking idea, how bout you wait til the last moment because Mike over there has some errands to run and he needs a minute before he can save the guy's ass.
The one thing I do not understand is why didn't they wait for the lab to confirm how he (Prime Minister) died. If they did, they would've found out he was poisoned. There goes the terrorist's plan to take a blood bath.
There were a bunch of cliche moments and lines, like when they blew up the place and he just happened to crash into the right crate at the right moment when FIRE was everywhere. Honestly, how did they just not die? It was wood for fuck's sake! WOOD+FIRE=MORE FIRE
The story did not make my ass fall off the chair but it was enjoyable. For me it was an easy watch and it didn't require me to dive in and understand any deeper meanings because for me there were none.
I catched a few 'jokes' that I guess wouldn't be as funny if it wasn't for the company. There were only about ten people in that screening room and it felt as if I was just watching a movie with friends.
I would not go see this movie again, but I did like watching it.
If you like action movies or want to see a movie for the sake of seeing a movie in the theater, do it. Although idk if you still want to after reading this..
I feel like this review is all over the place, but I still hope you enjoyed it.
Question: what is your opinion about action movies like that and why? Let me know in the comment section :)
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