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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

First Trailer for 'OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN', Starring Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart

I can't say I'm too enthusiastic about another action movie where the White House--or the president--is somehow compromised by a crazy terrorist and it's up to one guy to save everyone (unless it's the supposed 24 movie, because I am all for that).

But at least director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Brooklyn's Finest) is behind the upcoming film OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN. And the cast, with the exception of once promising star Gerard Butler, is pretty righteous. More on the movie below (from Collider):

When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert an even bigger disaster.

Apparently Butler is that heroic presidential guard who saves the day, as usual. But maybe he'll surprise me and make me care about him in a movie again? I'd love that....

Eckhart plays the president, and the film also stars Angela Bassett, Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Dylan McDermot, Melissa Leo and Robert Forster.

I have to say, I'm surprised to see Judd in a movie. How long has it been? Even though, judging by the trailer alone, it looks like her role is a brief one. On the other hand, I'm desperate to see Bassett in a role worthy of her talent, but I don't think this is going to be the one. Anyway, check out the new trailer below:

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN releases in theaters March 22nd.


Dankwa Brooks said...

I have high hopes for this film based off this trailer. I too had high hopes for Gerard Butler's career after 300, but he seemed to be a one hit wonder. We shall see.

Daniel said...

Trailer is like a bad collection of action movie cliches, looks like a total cheese fest.

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