I saw Olympus Has Fallen this weekend. The audience was so strange, a mixture of families, old people, teens, and more old people.
The short of it is, Gerard Butler plays a secret serviceman who’s been sorta drummed out, but when foreign terrorists attack the White House, he’s the only guy that can save the day.
The good; I really enjoyed this premise. I enjoy the actors in the cast. The lighting. The trailers, I loved the trailers, they succeeded in getting my butt in the theatre.
The bad; the movie is almost like a B-Movie, in that there isn’t much to it. The film is rated R, boy do they let you know that this is an R Movie, f-bombs everywhere. Not sure that was really necessary.
The action scenes are covered in the typical way, close ups with hand held camera work… why? I wanna see things, again, it feels like they’re compensating for the lack of skill. I wouldn’t mind a stunt double, even like that horrible one in Robot Jox.
Overall, worth a rental, if only to escape the movie going audience these days. I don’t want to sound too mean, but elderly people at an 8pm showtime for this movie just don’t go together, I could make the obvious joke about how they should already have been asleep for 3 hours, and that they’re way past their bed time, but I won’t. Lately they have just been noise generators that detract from the movie viewing experience.