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London has Fallen is a sequel for Olympus has Fallen, a movie that made $161 million from its $70 million budget. This movie’s plot isn’t anything special, but you can enjoy the simple action, badass actors (and yes, I mean Gerard Butler, because I’m still cheap), and special effects.

I was enjoyed Olympus Has Fallen, but London has Fallen is a complete mess. I feel like a lot of scenes were brought up and meant to be powerful with consequences that would affect our heroes in the future, but they were then ignored. The CGI is terrible with all the cliches, buuuuut, that kick ass one shot with Gerard Butler running through the streets near the end to save the president was fucking awesome.

Overall? It’s an okay R rated action movie with some okay actors and some okay action and some really bad morals. If you want to turn your brain off and enjoy it as mindless entertainment, you might have some fun.


Summary: In London, the British Prime Minister has died under mysterious circumstances and his funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the Western world. What starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the U.S. President Benjamin Asher, his formidable US Secret Service lead agent Mike Banning, Vice President Allan Trumbull, and British MI6 agent Jacquelin Marshall.

Director: Babak Najafi

Writers: Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Chad St. John, Christian Gudegast

Cast:

  • Gerard Butler as Mike Banning
  • Aaron Eckhart as US President, Benjamin Asher
  • Morgan Freeman as US Vice President, Allan Trumbull
  • Alon Moni Aboutboul as Aamir Barkawi
  • Angela Bassett as Lynne Jacobs
  • Robert Forster as US Army General Edward Clegg
  • Melissa Leo as Ruth McMillan
  • Radha Mitchell as Leah Banning
  • Charlotte Riley as Jacquelin Marshall
  • Jackie Earle Haley as Mason
  • Sean O’Bryan as Ray Monroe
  • Mehdi Dehbi as Sultan Mansoor
  • Waleed Zuaiter as Kamran Barkawi

Rotten Tomatoes: 25%

Metacritic: 28/100

After Credits Scene?: No