When the White House is attacked and taken over by terrorists, presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) must act quickly to save the country. The president (Aaron Eckhart) is kidnapped and being held in a bunker by mastermind terrorist Kang (Rick Yune) and threatens the life of the president if he does not give orders to remove the 7th fleet from South Korea. Mike Banning must work with national security in order to save the president and avert a national disaster.
What I liked
I thought this movie was pretty good overall. I thought the plot was action packed and realistic as well. It was easy to relate to for any American. It portrayed the emotions of the various characters very well, and even added humor throughout the film. The acting was very good as well.
What I didn’t like
There wasn’t a whole lot that I didn’t like about this movie. At times I thought all of the shooting and violence and killing was a little excessive, but then again necessary in this type of movie.
This movie currently has a 7.1/10 on IMDB, a 47% from critics on rotten tomatoes, and a 79% from the audience on Rotten Tomatoes.
Overall, I thought this was a great film. There was the classic American hero, the evil terrorist, lots of action, a good plot, and even some humor along the way. I give this film a final rating of 4/5.
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