This sequel, London Has Fallen, mixes action clichés with xenophobia and turns them into a basic-cable nightmare.
A junk action sequel that recycles its predecessor and the only difference is the location. Let me explain, in 2013's Olympus Has Fallen, a North Korean paramilitary block invades the White House to capture the President (Aaron Eckhart). Now, it’s up to one brave secret service agent named Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) who can save the day. Spoiler alert … he does.
Fast-forward to present, London Has Fallen, a Pakistani terrorist block invades London to blow up a meeting of world leaders including the American President (Eckhart, yet again). Now, it’s up to one brave secret service agent named Mike Banning (Gerard Butler, again) who can save the day yet again. Spoiler alert … he does. Ugh! It’s the same cliché story only to trap its talented cast (Butler, Eckhart and Morgan Freeman) into limbo.
This conned filmmaking hustles its audience into thinking they’re in for a show, but in reality it’s just a mid-1990s basic-cable nightmare. Even worse is that director Babak Najafi (Easy Money: Hard to Kill) fills the film with Islamophobia. Another stereotype our world doesn't need right now. This toxic phobia will cloud the minds of its followers turning them into zombie bigots. Has the computer-generated London crumbles so does your mind. Next stop Tokyo? A.K.A. Tokyo Has Fallen, coming Spring of 2019.
London Has Fallen is rated R (Restricted). For strong violence and language throughout.
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