Saturday, July 20, 2013

White House Down

White House Down
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Why is everyone trying to bring down the White House? Remember Olympus Has Fallen with Gerard Butler? This version of taking down the White House was way better.

I do not know if it is because of Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum but I felt more of a connection with these two characters. Tatum played Cale, a secret service agent that aspired to guard the president but did not quite meet the credentials on paper. Foxx played the president in a subdued, subtle manner that not only made him likable but believable. Cale's relationship with his daughter and her spicy (well rude, really) attitude rounded off his vulnerability. 

The Channing-Tatum pairing was entertaining. They matched well together for comedic timing as well as the action sequences. I have to mention how I love a really good bad guy and the villain(s) were so detestable that I did not mind if they choked on their own blood from a horrible wound to their throats. IJS lol. What I enjoyed about this film more so than Olympus is the subtle touching moments that they sneak in to it between rocket launchers and crumbling buildings.

White House Down
B+.


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