I enjoyed Olympus Has Fallen. It’s like Die Hard for the Now Generation, with the White House staring as Nakatomi Towers, and Korean terrorists playing Alan Rickman. Now Gerard Butler ain’t no Bruce Willis, and Radha Mitchell is wasted as Bonnie Bedelia (and she NEVER gets to punch a reporter) but it all goes down as planned, no big surprises, but no big failures either. The action scenes, particularly the assault on the Presidential residence, is very well done indeed (there’s a LOT of death and destruction) and the stakes are high enough for it to be engaging and ludicrous enough for it to be fun.


Olympus Has Fallen actually filmed in Louisiana.