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White House has Fallen Down

Jul
10

With 2 terrorist attacks White House movies out within 3 months of each other, there’s bound to be lots of comparison between them both.

The premise for both films are very similar as well. The White House is compromised after a complex terrorist attack disables the defense system and holds the President hostage. It is up to one man to fight back and rescue the most important person in the world!

Olympus has Fallen consists of a more serious looking cast, with Aaron Eckhart playing the President, and Gerard Butler the one-man army. White House Down has Channing Tatum playing the hero, with Jamie Foxx as the POTUS.

Olympus has the more impressive action sequences, while WHD has the lighter, comedic touches that makes the film easier to sit through.

Pity, I think if both movies were mashed up, the result would have been one better, tighter film, rather than two very average actioners.

If push comes to shove, I’d say I enjoyed White House Down slightly more because it has more heart.

Also, Channing has a bigger.. gun.

Rating: 5/10

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