Olympus Has Fallen

 

Olympus Has Fallen was released is 2013. The movie was directed by Antoine Fuqua.

Former Special Forces U.S. Army Ranger Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is Secret Service agent that falls out of favor for an event over which he had no control over. When the White House is attacked by a well armed group of terrorist Banning becomes the only man that can prevent the total destruction of the United States from it’s own nuclear arsenal.

This movie is “Die Hard” at the White House, it has several very similar events. Assault group trying to come in from the roof, traitor that helps the bad guys and a scene where the hero talks to the bad guy on the radio (only now it’s a cell phone).

If you enjoyed the “Die Hard” movies, then give this film a try. This one takes itself more seriously so it not as funny on purpose. We still laughed at the movie, but I don’t think that’s what the director was going for.

I give it a 3