If this movie doesn’t prove that no one should listen to the critics, then I don’t know what will. The so called professional critics anyway….
All I can say as your average movie-goer is that Olympus Has Fallen is one heck of a great cinematic experience. I haven’t felt this good about a movie it seems in a long time. I promise you, I am not the only person who thought so. I was in a packed house and from beginning to end the audience was crying, cheering, clapping, laughing, jumping about in their seats, and just having an excellent time watching this movie.
Bad script? Unrealistic? Ok, I will give you that. But seriously, did you really expect an action movie about the White House being taken over to be realistic and amazingly written? No. You are going to see this movie to see Gerard Butler kick some ass and look hot doing it with one liners galore! This movie is also Rated R, which means those one liners have the good old fashioned F word, which is pretty damn appropriate for the material.
If you want to nit pick about the script and plot and acting and whatever else nit pickers pick at…………then be my guest. But you are missing the point and obviously will not have a good time, so just stay at home. If you want to see explosions and knife fights and shooting and Gerard Butler and American pride………….welcome! You will have an amazing time!
Last note: I’ll be interested to see if the upcoming and basically identical movie White House Down will be better. I highly doubt it.
Well I think I have made my point. My final say: GO SEE IT!