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Movie review: 'Olympus Has Fallen'

Terrorists take over the White House, threatening the president, his family and the nation itself. Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Finley Jacobsen, Dylan McDermott, Rick Yune, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and Melissa Leo star.
BY SANDI DAVIS For The Oklahoman Published: March 22, 2013

/articleid/3768084/1/pictures/1987234">Photo - Gerard Butler, left, and Radha Mitchell in a scene from "Olympus Has Fallen." 
FILMDISTRICT PHOTO <strong>Phil Caruso</strong>
Gerard Butler, left, and Radha Mitchell in a scene from "Olympus Has Fallen." FILMDISTRICT PHOTO Phil Caruso

Banning saw the attack on the White House and runs over to help. He manages to get in and contact the war room. His first assignment is to find Connor and get him out. He becomes a one-man killing machine as he uses his knowledge of the secret hallways and hidden caches of weapons to find the boy and free the president.

Kang has another, much more sinister plan under way in the bunker, one that will destroy the United States. Each American in the room must decide what they are willing to do to stop this plan.

“Olympus Has Fallen” is a straight-ahead action movie with a disturbing undertone. Perhaps it's because all the action takes place on what we consider to be the symbol of America and all things patriotic, it's sickening to watch all the history destroyed.

Butler does a fine job as a man who is redeeming himself as he single-handedly saves the country. There is dark humor as he makes good on every threat he's made.

“Olympus Has Fallen,” while formulaic and predictable, is still fun to watch.

— Sandi Davis

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