Sunday, March 17, 2013

Olympus Has Fallen Review - Zero Stars

A fantasy action adventure movie in which a rogue North Korean puts together a team with the ability to blast their way into the White House and take the President hostage.  Gerrard Butler plays a disgraced Secret Service agent who saves the day.  Aaron Eckhart plays the President in need of some help.  Dylan McDermot, Angela Bassett and Melissa Leo turn up as government officials.  Melissa Leo, you may be glad to know, gets several chances to curse like a sailor while taking some amazing body blows.   As I watched I kept wondering why anyone would want to pay money to watch the White House destroyed?  By the way, there is not one surprise in this derivative by the numbers story.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Action and shooting.  Is it entertaining?  Nothing new.  Is it worth the price of admission?  Why would anyone pay to see this?