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Olympus Has Fallen 
A pure right-in-your-face hard-hitting actionmovie
3/4 stars

Well, this was a pure right-in-your-face hard-hitting action-movie like a good action movie should be. If I want to watch an action movie then I expect Ö yes how could you guess it Ö a lot of ACTION! Not a complicated twisted story with plot twists in such a way that you hopelessly lose the thread, but perfectly depicted combats and gunfights with realistic victims (stacked in packages of 10). I canít judge whether itís actually realistic or not because Iíve never been in the middle of such a situation.

ďOlympus has fallenĒ is simply a put-your-mind-to-zero and donít-pay-close-attention-or-youíll-see-the-mistakes movie! Nakatomi Plaza has been replaced by the White House, the Germans have been replaced by cruel North Koreans and McClane is Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) who doesnít say Yippie-kay-yee Ö in other words, after 25 years, I saw a restyled version of ďDie Hardď. I wasnít bored for 2 hours. Indeed itís all reasonably predictable and exaggerated, but itís entertainment of the highest level. I made a bet with my wife that the time mechanism would stop at 1 second Ö it was 3 seconds Ö bummer.

Obviously this would be a film with the American superior feeling dripping from it. In the end you can expect a great triumph and the country is again blessed by the almighty shepherd in the clouds (God of course). I was expecting this in advance and at the same time I ignored it because this is the case in 80% of American films. And that it would be a small-cop-screwing-up-and-being-a-hero-who-saves-the-nation-in-the-end film, Iíd already noticed!

All in all, a nice movie and maybe Iíll watch once more someday just for fun of it. And thatís something that doesnít happen often.

PS. Worst fact in the film: the most wanted terrorist is the man in charge of this North Korean group, but the entire American state security knows absolutely nothing about him and waits for the results of the automatic facial recognition. One hour later theyíll get the info anyway thanks to Bannings who can force it out of one of the accomplices. Incredible !


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