So White House Down, another movie in which Roland Emmerich gets to inflict destruction on to our capital city. Channing Tatum is the under dog security agent who wants to apply for the secret service and has a strained relationship with his daughter. And the President is Jamie Foxx. Stuff blows up, what else do we need to know?
The good; stuff blows up, and it blows up well. You might be asking yourself… “didn’t we already see this movie?” Yes, yes you might have, earlier this year we got Olympus Has Fallen
So how is this one different? Well for one its better, but that’s not saying much. White House Down is exactly what you expect. But the best part is that it doesn’t take itself too serious, which was sorely lacking in Olympus.
*SPOILER*(but not really) Channing Tatum does not get shirtless in this movie. *END SPOILER*
The bad; we basically already had this movie? Some of the special effects are horrible, oh and the reference Independence Day… thanks, I had forgotten that Emmerich likes to blow up the United States.
Overall, don’t waste your time in the theatre with this one, but given a choice between two movies with the same premise, go with White House Down. You’ll marvel at the destruction, you’ll cringe and laugh at the dialog, and you’ll shake you’re head. But mostly you’ll shake your head while eating popcorn.
PS. old people, please stop seeing movies when I see them, you ruined both Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down, if I can hear you whisper… then it’s not a whisper.