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Olympus Has Fallen

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saw this in theaters last night and actually just created this account because i had to recommend it. gerard butler, sometimes not even hiding his scottish accent, plays a disgraced former secret service agent who gets the chance to redeem himself as the only survivor of a north korean attack on the white house that results in a hostage takeover of the president and his top cabinet members. there's just so much to discuss - the blatant die hard rip offs, the technological liberties it takes when discussing nuclear bombs, even just the cast (how did morgan freeman end up in this?). it'd make for a pretty great podcast

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I loved this movie. It worked because it was Die Hard in the White House and it knew that, so it didn't need to be super factual. If this movie got done it would definitely be in the vein of Crank 2 and Punisher War Zone since it is pretty over the top with the action. As far as Morgan Freeman goes, if he's willing to do narration for the Conan remake, he's willing to do anything.

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If they are to do a White House attack movie, it should be White House Down. I just saw the trailer and it looks HORRIBLE. It's from Roland Emmerich so of course the White House has to be destroyed. There is a boatload of shitty CGI and Jamie Foxx doing an Obama style performance.

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If they are to do a White House attack movie, it should be White House Down. I just saw the trailer and it looks HORRIBLE. It's from Roland Emmerich so of course the White House has to be destroyed. There is a boatload of shitty CGI and Jamie Foxx doing an Obama style performance.

Yeah I just read about this one yesterday. feel compelled to see it now.

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I honestly am not sure where to begin... I have seen better special FX and acting on Walker Texas Ranger. Seriously Antoine Fuqua should be ashamed of himself!

 

1) This would NEVER happen! An unresponsive plane allowed to enter DC airspace before the fighter jets are deployed in a post 9/11 world... not going to happen!

 

2) The acting... substandard made for TV movie garbage. Not even Gerard Butler's hotness could distract me from the first day of acting class mediocrity that played out on screen.

 

3) Inconsistencies in accents. One minute the bad guy was sort of Korean sounding and the next he was a mob boss from NY. The actor is Korean-American, he has probably heard a Korean speaking English and therefore should know how they pronounce... or don't pronounce r's! I don't know maybe I'm overly critical because I lived in Korea for 3 years but this really pissed me off! There are plenty of straight from Korea actors that Fuqua could have cast in this role. However I'm assuming that none of them would have signed on as Korean movies are brilliant and this movie would have been well below any of them.

 

4) Why do writers insist on throwing in that "funny" line at the end of a serious event? No one would walk out of a major disaster, past hundreds of dead bodies and crack a joke... most likely you'd be in shock and speechless! Only Bruce Willis is allowed to do this.

 

I get that movies stray from reality but this one was soooo far removed from reality that I laughed out of embarrassment for not only all those involved with the film but also for those of us who paid to see it. There were so many other things I could have been doing during that time like, bleaching my eyes or giving myself paper-cuts and then pouring lemon juice over the wounds.

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I completely forgot these were different movies and that one wasn't out yet.

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i like it (the concept). haven't seen the movie but everything i've read says it's terrible. i feel like it's been a while since they've done a "still-in-theaters" movie...

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It's a pretty good mindless action movie, but it could do with an episode on some of the more insane aspects of the movie, namely Gerard Butler stabbing everyone in the head like they are a lobster.

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Just saw this turd. It reminded me of Airforce One except it took place on the ground, and totally sucked. Some people have brought up White House Down. Wait till that comes out. 'How Did This Get Made?' can compare the two and see which one was better at licking taint.

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I've had this at my theater for a few weeks and haven't seen more than a couple scenes, but I know I've seen so many movies LIKE this when I can walk in during a random part where a bunch of hooded hostages are being led out, someone says "There are 11 hostages, so one of them HAS to be the President", but I already know that NO, the President is absolutely not one one of the hostages, there's obviously some sort of switcheroo going on. Everyone that ISN'T the lone hero in these movies is a complete fucking idiot.

 

That reminds me, I never saw more than a couple of scenes from "Vantage Point", but I walked in during a part where one of the characters REALLY makes a point to say "You guys go ahead, I've got this", and they do, so I instantly think "OK, that guy is totally in on it", and I guess I was right.

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This is for a future episode (after it has been released on dvd on August 13th) but you must do Olympus Has Fallen. It should have been titled Bonkers Action Film. There is no logical thinking during one minute of this entire movie. It recieved a 6.9 on IMDb, probably because of the near non-stop action. And Morgan Freeman is president (as he should be in every movie).

 

Please rip this movie apart so I don't feel like the only other person who thought this was complete garbage.

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I propose a double-bill of this and White House Down, since they are basically the same movie. Yes, I know White House Down isn't out yet, but I think we all know what we'll be getting there.

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Bump.

 

I just saw it and I have to say that this movie is absolutely horrendous. I think it would be a great movie to do a show on.

 

1)How the fuck does anyone, let alone the North Koreans, plan an attack of this magnitude in Washington DC and pull it off?

 

2)Airplane scene in the beginning

-Two fighter jets (both the most expensive and one of, if not the, most advanced fighter jets) are taken out by an AC-130, a plane first flown during the Vietnam war

-How can a pilot control (including aiming) side-mounted weapons facing out from the BOTH sides of the airplane from the yoke (aircraft "steering wheel")?

-How did the Koreans even get a hold of the plane in the first place? Did they steal it from a US base? Build one and fly it from North Korean?

-Are planes (even military), besides the president's helicopter and escort, even allowed to fly that close to the White House?

 

3)Dudes shooting at an airplane with fucking handguns and rifles

 

4)North Korean suicide bombers? (Really?)

 

5)Wave after wave of Secret Service guys just running out the front of the White House directly into machine gunfire

 

6)Post-attack hospital scene

-WORST EXTRAS EVER

-the guy on the gurney in the hallway in the background was especially laughable

-phone called w/Butler and his wife/girlfriend - the line,"the paperwork is piling up" meanwhile all hell is breaking lose

 

7)Gunshot cgi looks one step above what they used in the Wayne Brady skit on Chappelle's Show http://25.media.tumb...hjbxeo4_500.jpg

-so many dudes get popped in the head but it looks digitally "muted"/censored

 

8)The North Koreans also stole a super secret anti aircraft gun (Hydra 6). From the reaction I saw when the good guys found out I thought it was going to be something crazy like lasers. It was just a multiple-barrelled machine gun.

 

9)Super blatant Die Hard rip-off scene with Butler and McDermott (rooftop scene with Willis and Rickman, where Rickman pretends to be a hostage)

 

10)The beating of the Sec. of State and the scene where she starts singing "I pledge allegiance to the flag" as they're dragging her away.

 

11)What is the point of recalling the troops from the DMZ and the naval fleet if you're going to detonate the U.S.'s nuclear weapons?

-not only that but I'm pretty sure if all of the U.S.'s nuclear weapons were detonated they would destroy much, if not all of the planet.

 

12)And finally, whats with all the Greek mythology references?

-Olympus

-Cerberus

-Hydra

-Am I missing any?

-then there's the non-Greek "Sparkplug"

 

This film cost $70 million to make and somehow went on to make over just over $160 Million at the box office. Oh yeah, and the director also directed Training Day.

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The giant summer blockbuster "Olympus Has Fallen" just started streaming on Netflix. I watched it, and it is dog shit. It starts off as an ordinary 90s-era Die Hard knockoff, but it gets stupider with every scene until you literally don't know what planet it's set on.

 

By 20 minutes in you won't believe you're watching it. 20 more minutes and you won't be able to stop. It is a monument to everything terrible about action epics. A ridiculous plot that takes itself way too seriously, dialogue that sounds like Korean proverbs fed through Google Translate, a ham-fistedly overpowering score, and a full compliment of B-list superstars giving the worst performances of their careers. It's a major box-office hit that makes no sense from start to finish, and it's streaming on Netflix for all to enjoy.

 

Four fucking garbage cans. You have to do it.

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Probably one of the dumbest things between the two of them was White House Down feeling it needed to justify the girl's ability to wave a flag by having her dad miss her "flag waving performance" or whatever it's called.

 

Writer: " ... And then she'll wave the American flag."

Producer#1: "I dunno. Will people buy that she knows how to wave a flag."

Writer:"What?!?"

Producer#2:"Can we introduce, in the first act, that she's some kind of flag waving expert?"

Producer#1:"Ooh, that's a good idea. Write that in."

Writer:"You're the worst people who have ever existed."

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I'm going to go ahead and avoid this. Not so much because of all the horribly racist things people have tweeted after seeing it...

 

http://publicshaming...weekend-look-no

 

But rather because the Official Twitter of Olympus Has Fallen has LIKED one of the racist tweets.

 

Its on Netflix now. I might have to rethink this opposition.

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Probably one of the dumbest things between the two of them was White House Down feeling it needed to justify the girl's ability to wave a flag by having her dad miss her "flag waving performance" or whatever it's called.

 

Writer: " ... And then she'll wave the American flag."

Producer#1: "I dunno. Will people buy that she knows how to wave a flag."

Writer:"What?!?"

Producer#2:"Can we introduce, in the first act, that she's some kind of flag waving expert?"

Producer#1:"Ooh, that's a good idea. Write that in."

Writer:"You're the worst people who have ever existed."

How about THIS: What IF it was the other way around? What if they were dead set on that first scene and couldn't figure out a way to write themselves out of it? You know the old saying: "If you introduce a seemingly extraneous flag-waving ceremony in the first act...".

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How about THIS: What IF it was the other way around? What if they were dead set on that first scene and couldn't figure out a way to write themselves out of it? You know the old saying: "If you introduce a seemingly extraneous flag-waving ceremony in the first act...".

Ah, yes, Chekhov's Flag.

Producer:"I know we've got the hero missing his son's baseball game so he can show redemption, but what if, during the climax, the son hits someone with a baseball bat?"

Writer: "Why?"

Producer:"Well, we've established he plays baseball. It just seems like we should pay off on that somehow."

Writer:"You've never met any people, have you?"

Producer:"Do film executives count?"

Writer:"No."

Producer:"Then, no. OK, so make that change. Good meeting."

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