Gerard Butler is back to save the world once again in ‘London Has Fallen.’ Is the sequel as good as the original or is it a total miss? Here’s what the critics are saying!
The Olympus Has Fallen sequel you’ve been waiting for has arrived. London Has Fallen hit theaters on March 4, and Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart are back! Does the sequel pack a punch like the original? The critics are speaking out!
“London Has Fallen” never pretends to be anything it’s not. The sequel to Antoine Fuqua’s big, dumb and kind of fun “Olympus Has Fallen,” is bigger, dumber, jaw-droppingly shameless and also kind of a riot. It is just so spectacularly clichéd and over-the-top that all you can do is laugh.
By casting its villain as a suspiciously ISIS-like Middle Eastern terrorist network, London Has Fallen makes itself into a political movie—but its politics are heinous…Only in a movie whose characters manage to walk away from helicopter crashes, grenade launchers, fiery explosions, and near-decapitations with nary a scratch is that fantasy a remote possibility.
Cruddily crafted, grimacingly performed and effortlessly racist, this sloppy dish of Gruel Britannia may just go down well enough to green-light a continuing franchise of global destruction. World capitals quiver.
Many of those who enjoyed Gerard Butler’s disgraced Secret Service agent single-handedly saving president Aaron Eckhart’s butt the first time will likely turn up to see him do it all over again… Butler manfully dispenses justice here many times over, and even if the other main actors are in it strictly for the paycheck, they’ve all been in a whole lot worse in their time.
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