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June 27, 2013

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Roman

I'd say something about the movie but I'm too busy thinking about the fact that there's someone out there named Thomas Wanker.

Ryan N

Mike--

Not just the reviews of Angelo, Walter, et al but also reader comments like yours make FFC the best place to read about film online I know. I feel like I don't need to see either movie now!

Mike

No mention of Olympus Has Fallen? Really?

Olympus Has Fallen: A hard-R action movie where Gerard Butler plays a demoted Secret Service agent who has to save the POTUS (Aaron Eckhart) and the president's son from harm while single-handedly fighting off an attack on the White House by Korean terrorists (who are secretly working with Secret Service agent, Dylan McDermott). From the director who hasn't done anything interesting since Training Day and the writers of nothing.

White House Down: A PG-13 action movie where Channing Tatum plays a wannabe Secret Service agent who has to save the black POTUS (Jamie Foxx) and his own daughter from harm while single-handedly fighting off an attack on the White House by American mercenaries (who are secretly working for James Woods, head of the president's secret service detail). From the director who hasn't done anything interesting since Independence Day and the writer of the new Spiderman, the new Robocop, and Zodiac.

OHF rips off Die Hard (plagiarizing several scenes almost exactly) while WHD rips off Die Hard with a Vengeance (black-white buddy picture). And on the scale of Die Hard ripoffs, if 10 is Die Hard and 1 is A Good Day to Die Hard, Olympus Has Fallen is a 3 and White House Down is a 5, since WHD is an overlong mess but reasonably enjoyable and halfway coherent, whereas OHF is bloody jingoistic garbage and has only one good action scene (a twenty-minute sequence set in broad daylight and featured in all the trailers, while the rest of the movie is an underlit series of murky close-ups).

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