MOVIE REVIEW: OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (Antoine Fuqua, 2013)

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SPOILER ALERT!!

Excessive use of action cliches and overzealous patriotism. Is this an homage or a parody?

It felt like a throwback to the 90’s action movies. I’m sure the late great Fernando Poe, Jr. would have made a better film.

The movie covered all the action cliches from the one-man killing machine to the final second time-bomb detonation.

I was even more surprised that Ashley Judd was disposed after the first 5 minutes. She would have kicked ass as the heroine.

With this and Oblivion, it’s the Morgan Freeman-Melissa Leo filmfest this week.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

(Originally published April 17, 2013.)

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