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.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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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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