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Movie Review- Olympus Has Fallen

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Olympus Has Fallen is so terrible I don’t even know where to begin. I suppose I’ll start with the title. Making a sequel to Air Force One is problematic for the obvious reason- If you call it Air Force One II, people might read it as Air Force 12. Of course, if you call it Olympus Has Fallen, then people won’t even know its a sequel to Air Force One. That predicament alone is good enough reason not to make the movie, but it only gets worse from there. I’m not usually one to say something is in poor taster, but I definitely think there is something wrong with putting Harrison Ford in black face and making him up to look like Morgan Freeman. Unless, wait…is this supposed to be a sequel to Deep Impact? OK, that makes more sense, and it explains some of the other parts of the plot that I didn’t get.

The movie starts out with an asteroid crashing in to the White House and taking Morgan Freeman hostage. As you might guess, this asteroid is the great-grandson of the asteroid Morgan Freeman blew up in Deep Impact. After that, the movie pretty much follows the plot of  Die Hard III: Die Hard With A Vengeance, with the Jeremy Irons part being played by Ashley Judd in an asteroid costume, Gerard Butler in the Bruce Willis role and Aaron Eckhart as the Samuel L. Jackson character. I have no problem spoiling this movie for you, but unfortunately, I’m too lazy to tell you more of the story or how it ends. Lets just say President Morgan Freeman and the asteroid talk out their differences and become friends just before the asteroids’ henchmen show up to finish the job by blowing up the earth. The movie is totally boring.