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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Movie Review: London Has Fallen (2016)

London Has Fallen (2016)
Rating: R (for strong violence and language throughout)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By: Babak Najafi
Written By: Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Chad St. John,Christian Gudegast
Mar 4, 2016
Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min.
Focus Features - Official Site
The sequel to the worldwide smash hit "Olympus Has Fallen." The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart), his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one. (C) Focus

London Has Fallen is like, and also not like, its predecessor. It is action filled and still packs that strong emotional punch that made Olympus Has Fallen a success. But our hero, Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) has changed. He is more super-assassin than Secret Service dude. And he has more bad-ass one liners which gave the movie a Die Hard feel.

It was cliche, especially the first 15 minutes which had my eyes rolling at the cheesiness, it was loud and bloody, but it was entertaining and that's what matters to me. London Has Fallen has more heart-stopping (Or as my 20 year old daughter said "Oh, S***") moments and savage dispatching of the bad guys. If you enjoyed the trailer, then you will enjoy the movie.

3.75 "Coming out of the closet" Sheep



  1. Hrmms, sounds like a great popcorn and pajamas movie. I'll probably wait till it comes out on video. (Like I usually do, lol.)