Olympus Has Fallen
An ex-Special Forces operative and former presidential bodyguard must fight to take back the White House from terrorists who have kidnapped the Commander in Chief in this high-stakes action thriller. Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) looses his job in the aftermath of a tragic accident involving the president (Aaron Eckhart) and the first lady (Ashley Judd). Then when a powerful terrorist group seizes command of the White House and takes the president hostage Banning must rely on his extensive knowledge of the building to rescue the president. While he is trapped in the White House as it comes under siege from all sides, the entire nation watches as the Speaker of the House (Morgan Freeman) becomes the acting president, and tries to prevent the situation from spiraling into all-out war.
"A bloody, tense and generic return of the let's-assault-America action." -- The Hollywood Reporter -Todd McCarthy
"This is hard-core, high stakes action with an element of the cataclysmic spectacle incorporated to raise its profile. It delivers what it promises and, by doing so, puts to shame lesser movies that lack the courage of their convictions."-- ReelViews -James Berardinelli