London Has Fallen is a typical terrorist assault film that is the continuation of Olympus Has Fallen. The British Prime Minister bites the dust out of the blue. As a form of respect, leaders from around the globe come to London to go to the memorial service. Then, an organized terrorist assault puts many world leaders of the world in danger, including the President of the United States of America. A Secret Service operator then needs to ensure the President and get him to safety. After watching this movie, I realized it was just basically a rewrite of Olympus Has Fallen, and London Has Fallen just disappointed me. Just like Olympus Has Fallen, Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is the Secret Service operator, Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) is the President of the U.S., and Speaker Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) is the Vice President of the U.S. who is, for a period of time, the President. This is a good motion picture that portrays the problems caused when there is a gathering of world leaders, especially on the short notice of a major president’s death. The technicalities of protecting so many VIPs is told very well. The story was okay, the acting was good, and the action was good, with lots of artillery and explosions. But, as said before, I felt that this was a repeat of Olympus Has Fallen, except this time more leaders are involved. I also feel that this film is atrocious — wildly impossible, casually racist, mean-spirited, and defensive about U.S. drone strikes that take out innocent people in the Middle East. In my opinion, this movie had a few great parts, and the acting was amazing throughout the whole movie, but this movie had too many brutal fight scenes and just genuine boring parts that were unnecessary which could be completely removed from the film without having an impact on the film.
Here is my rating system. After reviewing every movie, I will rate the movie out of 5★ and out of 100 to let you know what I think of the movie.
5★(95-100): It’s an absolutely great movie that I would recommend to everyone, and definitely one worth watching.
4★(80-94): It’s a good movie that I would still recommend, but it’s just not exactly at the very top.
3★(70-79): It’s a movie that’s better than average, but still has its ups and downs.
2★(51-69): This movie is definitely under average. This movie is hard to enjoy and the director of this movie probably wasn’t even trying to make a good movie.
1★(50 and below): This movie is just complete utter bullshit, so much so that it makes me angry that I even watched it. The director of this movie was just drunk. This is the type of movie that will make you question your ability to pick a good movie. Instead of buying these types of movies, just donate your money to charity and you will be better off anyway.
My rating for London Has Fallen is 3★ and 76.
Despite the film’s action and storyline, I have mixed feelings for London Has Fallen, but I would still recommend this motion picture to anyone who enjoys U.S. President films.
*I am new to movie reviewing, and I hope you enjoyed this review. I am open to all constructive criticism, so please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!*