Saturday, March 23, 2013

"Olympus Has Fallen" - Review

Olympus Has Fallen” – Review

The principle plot of ‘Olympus” is about a Korean terrorists who manages to stage a well designed attack on the White House with the express purpose of taking the President and his staff hostage with one lone slightly disgraced Secret Service agent Mike Banning to save the day.

Now, if you have seen any of the “Die Hard” films or any of the two “Under Siege” films then you have seen “Olympus Has Fallen” And while the first 20 minutes of the film were rather exciting and held my attention, even though the  plausibility of it all was a bit much, the film takes a turn away from the break neck action to transition into a slower more predictable procedural paced film that you have undoubtedly seen many times before in the theater or TV or both.

“Olympus“ is not boring, its just that it is burden with an under developed plot, which resulted into too many under developed characters who delivered lines at various stages that sounded more cliché than being clever or having any genuine wit and sophistication.

2 – 3/4 Stars

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