Movies in Review: “Olympus Has Fallen”

Olympus_Has_Fallen_posterAm I the only one who had no interest in seeing this movie? There was nothing remotely interesting to me about the trailer. Honestly, you get everything you need to know about the movie in the trailer. So if you have seen the trailer, you have seen the movie…smh.

This movie played out exactly as I expected, unbelievable and predictable. The base of this story has been done 10 times over, but Olympus’s take on this storyline is far less believable. I am always rooting for Gerard Butler, but I haven’t liked anything he has been in since Law Abiding Citizen. Don’t get me wrong, HE wasn’t bad in Olympus. It was his character that was horrible. Seriously? Am I really suppose to believe that 1 man saves the white house? Come on son!…lame. Butler’s character was too good to be true. He’s not a super hero, but he’s somehow invincible…womp womp. I was bored to death, and caught myself snoring here and there. There are some good attack scenes, but the story bombed.

The men will probably like it better than the women. Sh%t blowing up is usually a guy thing. If there are no naked men in the midst of the exaggerated action scenes, then the women will likely find no use for this film. This movie is not great, and you would feel better seeing it from the comfort of your couch, because Olympus simply fell flat…C+


About tajgreenemoviesinreview

I am creative by nature, and analytical by design. My escape from the riff raff of everyday life is a great movie. I do not title myself as a movie critic. I am a part of the viewing audience simple and plain. I started this blog to give a real life review of films, as an avid movie goer. Movies are expensive, and not always worth the money. I hope my reviews help you in your descision.
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4 Responses to Movies in Review: “Olympus Has Fallen”

  1. CMrok93 says:

    Good review Taj. Pretty stupid, but a whole bunch of fun that I definitely enjoyed sticking right by.

  2. GaryLee828 says:

    A “C+”???? You tore this movie to shreds! HOW did it earn a C+???? Your ratings have me reeling over here!!!

    I did a movie marathon at the theater a few weeks back and I left this movie after like 7 minutes; it was exactly as you said, just so predictable. It was poorly written.

    Wait, how come you went to see this if you said the trailer looked lousy?

    • You obviously have not read a movie I have torn to shreads if you think this review was bad. I gave it a C+ because I also take into consideration that I am a female and am not a fan of movies like this one where there is nothing but useless explosions. But I do think that there is an audience who would actually like it. I graded this film based on the “type” of film it is, which I do for most of my reviews. This is where I think you seem to be confused about my rating system. I would put Olympus in the same boat as a Die Hard, RED, etc… There are a lot of films that I know I won’t like, but I make an effort to see and review all new releases…


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