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Olympus Has Fallen Trailer Lands
Gerard Butler must save the President

22 January 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Apple

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This year’s clash of high concepts focuses on the White House. Specifically, people invading the White House and the righteous Secret Service agent(s) who must work to save everyone inside. Roland Emmerich has White House Down on the way, but Training Day’s Antoine Fuqua and his film, Olympus Has Fallen, have pipped him to the post. Check out the trailer over at Apple.

Olympus finds Gerard Butler as Mike Banning, a stalwart Secret Service officer with Serious Issues. See, Mike was the commander of the President (Aaron Eckhart)’s detail a few years ago, but a tragic car accident saw the First Lady (Ashley Judd) die on his watch.

Now disgraced and downgraded to a desk job, Mike is flung back into the middle of the action when terrorists led by Rick Yune's Kang take over the White House and take everyone, including the Commander In Chief, hostage.

With Speaker Of The House Trumball (Morgan Freeman) as acting president, the clock is ticking and only Mike can save the day. But can the Prez forgive his history?

From the looks of this trailer, we can expect lots of OTT proclamations (“We just opened the gates of hell,” Freeman growls at one point), punching, explosions and bullet swapping. With a name like Olympus Has Fallen, would you expect anything else?

Olympus will fall into cinemas on April 19.

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RE: looks cheap
Looks contrived and naff, bad casting in my opinion aswell. More

Posted by Willy Wood at 19:09 on 28 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: looks cheap
Die Hard in the White House, with loads of bangs and minus Willis, Rickman, a great plot, Christmas, etc And with such over-the-top dialogue that I started laughing midway through the trailer. This has summer-blockbuster-for-teenagers written all over it!! Like a commentator said on YouTube - wouldn't be fun if they used Canadians as villains? More

Posted by Yosy at 20:09 on 27 January 2013 | Report This Post

looks cheap
talk about a director going from gritty to 12a. effects looks poor. will have to see, might have fun element. More

Posted by mclane1 at 19:02 on 23 January 2013 | Report This Post

This should have been a Die Hard film!? More

Posted by oss237 at 16:06 on 23 January 2013 | Report This Post

Air Force Two?
Looks familiar. More

Posted by richardpettet at 13:54 on 23 January 2013 | Report This Post

One for the American market methinks More

Posted by chris wootton at 12:40 on 23 January 2013 | Report This Post

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