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Olympus Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen
  • 2013
  • US
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
  • Written by: Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt
  • Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman
  • UK release: 17 April 2013

When a team of Korean paramilitaries take the US President (Eckhart) hostage, it's up to disgraced security chief Mike Banning (Butler) to stage a rescue attempt. In its certainty about good guys and bad guys it has a certain nostalgic seduction, but it's basically derivative, cheesy and fantastically unconvincing.

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Olympus Has Fallen

18 Apr 20132 stars

The Gerard-Butler starring action flick is a derivative throwback to straightforward action movies

Will anyone welcome Kim Jong-Un’s flirtation with nuclear apocalypse? Well, Gerard Butler might, as the new Dear Leader has provided the mother of PR gifts to this piece of action-disaster cinematic imperialism. Butler plays Mike Banning, head of the…

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