“You lost… How do you lose a rocket launcher?” – Cale
Number of Times Seen – 1 (1 Oct 2013)
Brief Synopsis – A terrorist group takes over the White House and the only hope for survival is a lone cop trapped on the inside.
My Take on it – This is definitely the way to make a movie reminiscent of Die Hard (1988) and a worthy addition of the genre.
What’s actually funny is that throughout my viewing of this movie many elements fondly reminded me of plot and homages of the Die Hard quintilogy.
Earlier this year, I saw and reviewed Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and since that viewing, I expected this movie to be another disappointing part of the one man against the terrorists genre.
I was thankfully wrong on that account.
This movie has it all: funny quips, one man in the wrong place at the wrong time, sparse communication with the outside world, possible double-crosses and ultimately lots of death and destruction.
Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx are both excellent here.
Nice supporting roles by Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods Jason Clarke and Richard Jenkins are all stellar in their supporting roles.
Bottom Line – Not a movie that will win many awards, but a great fun popcorn movie
Rating – Globe Worthy
I’ve heard mixed feelings about this, but I may give it a chance after reading your post.
Like I said, I wasn’t looking forward to it, but enjoyed it immensely
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