The 3 idiots face evil and yokels causing inconvenience in this properly odd plot which has no brave originality and which is only barely endurable. It’s dreadful, dreadful and atrocious. Also it’s badly lit. There are no major implications. A 60s Italian horror is ripped off. One feels disapproval for this. The idiots uncover a public security crisis that is never ending. Hate and misinformation fly.
This does not distinguish itself and does not make you deeply uncomfortable. This is not brutal, sprawling or complex just opaque. Unstable minds unravel. This was not interesting or healthy as fractious people yell. Persistent grim warnings are ignored and total chaos unfolds. There is no mounting despair. Belligerent indifferent locals have points of friction with the interlopers.
This is not emotive. People are gripped by hopelessness and an impasse is reached. There is a twist. This film does not have a fearsome reputation. The reckless idiots get what they have coming.
Mike finds real purpose and Ben likes him again when the White House is overrun by North Koreans lead by Yune. They are absolutely horrible bad guys. Ben is routinely terrorised and needs Mike to save him. There are a lack of sympathetic characters in this. Mike runs from the Treasury and into the burning White House when the baddies attack. Naturally Mike will win the bitterly fought fight as he is a right wing hard nut who likes stabbing baddies.
The usually unremarkable POTUS and his boring son broods. Where was the son in the sequel? Mike heaps insult, ridicule and contempt onto the baddies. The malevolent head baddie kills people. This was divorced from reality. Absolutely awful and insulting bad things happen. There is gunfire and baddies are a constant irritant. This was competent as epically awful things happen.
US flags flap dramatically, Leo wears a terrible wig, Mike runs toward danger to save the day and a dog chews on someone. McDermott is a baddie who rants at Ben and is an idiot. Mike is ex Special Forces. Mike sits at the desk in the Oval Office with a massive gun while uttering hard nut dialogue. The baddies plan to trigger a secret US weapon. The kid is annoying. Mike is violent. There is overacting, unreasonable baddies and the POTUS is absolutely useless. Mike seems to have a violent disorder. The First Lady’s death was not poignant. This is dreadful on an enormous scale.
There is no pathos. Ben is an enraging character as well as the least engaging one. The plot is entirely predicable; Mike shows why he was in an elite close protection unit. The baddie has extreme anger. Mike has to carry the consequences of other people’s idiotic choices. Mike kills a guy with a bust of Lincoln. Of course McDermott was a bad guy, he smokes! How did the baddie find out about the secret weapon? Mike finally gets gratitude. This was okay. Mike and Ben are total best buds again by the end - you can read the fanfic on AO3. This has entertaining merits but not prophetic authority.
“They’ve taken the White House!”
“You don’t actually do yourself any favours.”
“They wiped us out.”
“Is he alive?”
“Got a plan Mike?”
“Half the White House is just gone.”
“Sorry about the House sir.”
“You can’t let him leave.”
“Your country will be a cold dark nuclear wasteland.”
“We lost Korea and now our nukes?!?”
“Stick my knife through your brain.”
"What's to care about?"
"If he were any dumber, I'd have to water him."