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Movie Review: London Has Fallen (2016)

The sequel to ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ (which I haven’t seen). Gerard Butler is a MANLY USSS Agent and Aaron Eckhart is the POTUS. The UK PM dies and the Russians won’t be attending the funeral, but other world leaders are. Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley and Colin Salmon co-star. The USSS Agent plans to retire, he has a pregnant wife for the sole reason that TPTB are desperate to mask the simmering homoerotic tension he has with the POTUS. This film was dumb and fascist.

World leaders wear flag pins. Baddies launch a massive attack and the POTUS and his MANLY USSS agent run around London trying to survive. There are gun fights and ordinary people seem uncaring about the massive terrorist attack. The MANLY USSS agent, Banning, comes across as a gleefully violent sociopath.

Banning calls the POTUS by his given name. Angela Bassett is killed off. There is no serious and rational decision making. There is no courage or dignity. There is dodgy plotting and awful thoughts. London becomes a war zone. Base morals are fractured. Relations are damaged. There are fights in darkness. Nobody is morally driven or has a moral profession. This no cerebral and this has no epic-ness, no human failures or frailty and Banning has a proficiency fetish at stabbing and punching very ill-intentioned people in this fascist parable.

Best Lines:
“The Yank circus.”

“Special concern.”

“Vengeance must always be profound and absolute.”

“Never get between that man and a fish.”

“I love you.”
“You’d better.”

“We just changed the world.”

“They over-ran everything.”

“Hot extract.”

“5 world leaders are confirmed dead.”

“An attack that has decimated most of the known landmarks in the British capital.”

“Responsible for more deaths than the plague.”

“Really?”

“Was that really necessary?”
“No.”

“Surrender London?”

“Clandestinely inserted.”

“I was wondering when you were going to come out of the closet.”

“I’m President Of The United States. I haven’t driven a car in 6 years.”
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