This week, Olympus Has Fallen will be released in theaters, Friday, March 22. If you have not seen the trailer for Olympus Has Fallen, we’ve got your back. The trailer promises big action in a small environment, with Gerard Butler running around the White House trying to rescue the President (Aaron Eckhart) from a terrorist organization. If that seems unbelievable to you, just check out the trailer after the break.
When the POTUS is in danger, the first movie that comes to my mind is Air Force One. Both movies tend to ham it up on the dialogue and hold nothing back, including some of the most over-the-top action sequences. I’m just glad King Leonidas isn’t wearing a toga while he tears down walls to save Two-Face.
The trailer for Olmypus Has Fallen is by the books for any action-thriller. There’s the set-up, the story, the action, cheesy dialogue, and more action. There isn’t much in this trailer that is left to the imagination. Olympus Has Fallen is trying to draw you in with pure action; for the studios sake, it better work:
“I’m the best hope you’ve got.” One of the most overused expressions in an action movie by far. That one line encapsulates the entire movie’s aura and tone. It’s pretty cheesy, but based on the context of the movie, I get they were trying for: Die Hard. Can Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) be the next John McClane?
My biggest gripe about this trailer is that they revealed who exactly the leader of the terrorist is. I can understand that you have to somehow reveal who the baddy is in order to keep the viewer interested. But wouldn’t it be nice to keep that under wraps, show the White House being attacked, use a voice over from the villain, and keep everything a hush hush? The trailer for Air Force One reveals the villain too. What happened to building anticipation and mystery?
If the trailer wasn’t straight forward enough, read up on the official plot synopsis via Apple Trailers:
When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert an even bigger disaster.
Along with Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart, Olympus Has Fallen also stars Angela Bassett, Ashley Judd, Finley Jacobsen, Melissa Leo, Morgan Freeman, Robert Forster, and Rick Yune, hitting theaters March 22.