Thanks to Roadshow Films we had the chance to see Babak Najafi‘s London Has Fallen before its cinematic release. This is our review of the movie, but as usual, no matter what we say, we still recommend you to go and see it at your local cinema because there is no better critic than yourself!
When the world’s most powerful leaders (excluding Russia’s) attend the funeral of the Prime Minister of the UK, it’s up to the secret service’s top agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) to ensure the safety of the US president, Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckart). However, what was set to be the safest event in history turns out to be a total bloodbath, when a terrorist group strikes. World leaders and tons of civilians are slaughtered – well, except for the US president, who somehow manages to survive and is now on the run, Mike at his side, looking for a safe extraction point.
Yes, we know what you are thinking after reading the paragraph above: “Really?”, “Of course The Us president survives” and “What an American cliché”… Well, you’re not wrong. “London has Fallen” is almost a copy + paste of its 2013’s predecessor, “Olympus has Fallen”, with the sole difference that this time the action happens far from the “impenetrable” White House. And yes, there is a return of all the nonsense, explosions, “moles” and, of course, silly quotes that made the first one a truly guilty pleasure (and one that was hilarious for all the wrong reasons)…Also, Morgan Freeman is the US vice president! Enough said!
There is no point in going deeper with this review or talking about the performances. However, one thing is for sure: Gerard Butler is bad-ass and totally deserves to join the upcoming Expendables films.
If you love old school action films like Commando, in which one lone wolf can take down as many bad guys as possible by himself while delivering the most random quotes, and you don’t care about the plot or how many innocent people are killed, as long as the US president survives, this film is for you!…
…Don’t know about you, but after reviewing this film, this writer feels “f** thirsty”
London Has Fallen is now showing in cinemas