I like this movie because the actions scenes were amazing. At least in this movie, when Gerard Butler’s character shoots at the enemy he dies because he’s a good shot unlike Channing Tatum when he was in White House Down, which I believe is directly related to this movie. The story line is pretty much what you would expect from a movie about terrorists trying to take over the White House. There’s no twist or anything, it’s just violence for the sake of violence. There’s nothing wrong with that, I’m warning you if you’re not into that sort of thing. Props to Morgan Freeman for being the Speaker of the House in this film and not the President.
I was a little surprised that they still released this movie unedited, especially around the time of release there was a lot of mass shootings. It might have been a trigger for some people because there was a lot of gun shots and lots of rapid gun fire. I watch movies like this all the time, and I felt like it was a lot of gun shots. I live in a bad neighborhood where I hear gun shots every other day, and it was still a lot for me.
There was a film called Gangster Squad with Josh Brolin that was supposed to be released in September 2012, but was pushed back because the original ending had a movie theater shooting. They had to re-shoot the ending and was later released in January 2013. So I was little surprised they went ahead with this movie because it was released after only about 8 months after the shooting.
I think this movie is good, despite all the violence. I like violence, so I enjoyed the movie.
My Score: 7/10
See also: White House Down, Gangster Squad
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