Movie Review: London Has Fallen

Rebecca Case


Staff Writer

The sequel to Olympus Has Fallen had all of the makings of a great movie but unfortunately falls flat. London Has Fallen follows the head of the Secret Service (Gerard Butler) as he tries to get the president of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) to safety following a terrorist attack in London after many Western leaders had been called there to attend the British prime minister’s funeral. While the plot on its own is an interesting concept, the delivery fails miserably by making sure every action movie cliché is featured. There are no clever plot twists. No action scene is resolved through cleverness and strategies, but rather just by having the main characters shoot their way through every problem. Besides being horribly predictable, some of the scenes and situations throughout the film are unbelievable to the point where they could be considered comical. London Has Fallen does not meet expectations and sadly gives a bad rap to the entire action film genre.