Olympus Has Fallen: A disturbing, exciting, and moving movie

I had intended to spend the Easter weekend watching the new G.I. Joe movie. It opened on top of the box office and I was all set to see it. That is until I saw the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

I was already leery of it because the first G.I. Joe movie sucked so bad that I couldn’t’ even get through it. Turns out that most of the public and reviewers are saying the second one is even worse. (Yeah, I know I shouldn’t trust the critics, and I mostly don’t, but I do trust the public ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. I almost always agree with them.)

Frustrated, I searched for something else and ran across “Olympus Has Fallen,” which I’d forgotten about.

I went to it not expecting much — after all, it’s ratings weren’t that much better. But I was wrong. In fact, I was completely blown away.

That was a disturbing, exciting, and moving movie, and that’s no shit. I’m not sure why this movie hasn’t made more waves. Gerard Butler, who plays as disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning, was incredible.

The script was tight and I’d argue nearly perfect, and the effects and action scenes were out of this world. I would rate the movie as a must see, and I’m still not sure why it didn’t get a higher rating from the reviewers.

Anyway, take a look at the trailer below, and if you’d agreed with my past movie reviews and suggestions, definitely go give this one a see.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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6 responses to “Olympus Has Fallen: A disturbing, exciting, and moving movie

  1. Been excited to see that one and you’ve sold me on it. Thanks for the review Stan!

    • If you lived up here, I’d go with you! I’ll be severely tempted to go see it again. It’s that good. And I’ll buy the DVD the day it comes out. Can’t wait to see it again and slow mo some of the action scenes.

  2. Angie

    Agreed! I thought it was one of the best action films I’ve seen! They only way they could have improved it was by taking advantage of Gerard’s chesticles! It was in much need of shirtlessness!

  3. We’ll agree to disagree. :-) However it’ll be interesting to see how this film compares to “White House Down” in a couple of months.

    • I hadn’t heard of that. Will have to go look that one up. Did you hear that Vince Flynn believes this plot was ripped from one of his books? (He mentioned it in a newsletter.)

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