Film Review: London has Fallen

If you saw and enjoyed Olympus Has Fallen, you will probably like this too, even if it was panned by the critics.
We’ve discovered more often than not that if the critics hate it, we’ll love it!
london has fallen
The main cast is the same as in the previous film, with Gerard Butler (PS I love You, Law Abiding Citizen, Phantom of the Opera) as Mike Banning our Secret Service hero and friend of the US President Benjamin Asher played by Aaron Eckhart (Battle Los Angeles, I Frankenstein, Batman: The Dark Knight) and Morgan Freeman (Hard Rain, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Bruce Almighty) as Vice President Allan Trumball.

london has fallen main leadsThe roles played in the films listed (imo) show how versatile these actors are.

What follows is another well planned assault on one of the world’s major capitols, with lots of gunfire, bombs going off, and a high body count. In short, a security nightmare.
The action scenes are fast and believable with at least 4 mag changes in a major shoot out (previous film heroes appear to have endless bullets), and there are some great one-liners from Banning as he despatches a couple of the bad guys at close quarters.
There is a pretty good car chase which could give the Bourne series a run for the money (another on our list of must haves).
No hostage situation as such, though Asher is captured later with the intention of being beheaded on live TV at 8pm (unless Mike can get there first, cue clock in corner of screen).
It was a joy to watch Country Leaders being bumped off, even if it was only on celluloid.
1 thru 10On a scale of 1 to 10, a definite 8.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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3 Responses to Film Review: London has Fallen

  1. We tend to ignore the critic reviews and read the fan reviews instead. As with you, we usually prefer the ones the critics don’t care for.

  2. Loved Olympus Has Fallen and loved this one too. A crackin’ good time

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