Saturday, July 06, 2013

White House Down (2013)

[fun and entertaining]

White House Down (2013)
IMDB- 6.1
RottenTomatoes- 47%
RJG Rating- 75

The White House is captured by unknown forces ,while only one man is left to protect the president.

Starring- Channing Tatum ,Jamie Foxx
Director- Roland Emmerich

Channing & Jamie Foxx play the lead roles in WHD.The entire movie heavily depends on these two to carry the job, and they definitely do a great job at it.They both support each other and the chemistry between them is great.Both are more than capable to do action scenes and can quip funny dialogues with ease.Maggie Gyllenhaal ,plays a supporting role but her role could have been done by anyone.As i said the movie heavily centers upon Jamie & Channing to carry this all the way to the end.

The story for WHD ,is undoubtedly almost 85% similar to March's Olympus Has Fallen.But i will prefer WHD to OHF.The story is more simple and lighter.Unlike OHF ,WHD doesnt have too many over the top patriotic scenes.The climax falters a bit,but its entertaining all the way till there.
The story cannot be taken too seriously and you must understand that its just a popcorn summer action flick.The story has its usual conspiracy cliches ,and some over the top action ,but its all in all fun.

Direction by Roland is good.He manages to unfold a pretty decent action flick.Its similar to the rest of his filmography like 2012,Day After Tomorrow and so on.The pacing of the movie was fast and there were almost zero dragging scenes.The movie rolls on pretty quickly ,thanks to the lead stars.

Overall.WHD is a fun movie which is entertaining all the way till the end.You are bound to love White House Down if you like Channing ,Jamie or are fans of movies by Roland.

Acting- 4/5
Story- 3/5
Direction- 3.5/5
Action- 4/5
Comedy- 3.5/5
Thriller- 3.5/5
Drama -3/5

PS:My pick between Olympus Has Fallen vs White House Down...
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