London Has Fallen
Courtesy: Roadshow Films
After the death of the British prime minister, the world's most powerful leaders gather in London to pay their respects. Without warning, terrorists unleash a devastating attack that leaves the city in chaos and ruins. Secret Service agent Mike Banning springs into action to bring U.S. President Benjamin Asher to safety. When Asher falls into the hands of the sinister organization, it's up to Banning to save his commander in chief from a horrible fate.
Courtesy: Roadshow Films
If your asking is London Has Fallen anything like Olympus Has Fallen, you would be correct. It just takes place in a different geographical location.
As the sequel to the 2013 Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen runs along the same premise. A terrorist is out to get the President of the United States in a plot of revenge. This time around President Asher is requested to attend the funeral of the English Prime Minister in London.
The stage is set, dignitaries from around the world arrive in London for the funeral service, what they don't know is that it's a huge setup.
In a world where terror could be around any corner who can we trust? Anyone could be in on a terrorist attack.
New Reporter "This is the most protected event in the world.". A laughable line really to anyone who knows anything about this movie or has at least seen the trailer or even a movie poster. It would make for a very short, uneventful movie indeed.
Not long into the movie the killing begins in a spectacular array of exploding London landmarks that a dignitary just happens to be at. But who would know where all the dignitaries would be? It would have to be an inside job.
As the movie progresses we slowly find out that the person getting revenge is the head of a terror cell, Barkawi, that was supposibly killed two years earlier in a drone attack. This strike was authorised by the heads of the western countries at their G8 summit, that killed his daughter at her wedding, shown in the films opening.
President Asher and his bodyguard Mike Banning are on the run and don't know who to trust. It's nice to see this time around the President gets used to firing a gun and killing the bad guys.
The movie is full of action, obviously fake explosions and second grade CGI. But the movie is well worth the money if you like movies full of action, no brain capacity needed and a predictable ending.
3 out of 5 Choc Tops
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