In 2013, Scottish actor Gerard Butler starred in the action-packed movie ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ and I loved it! Prior to Gerard single handedly saving America from the hands of a North Korean terrorist called Mr-sexy-as-absolute-fuck Kang, Gerard’s other notable films include the 2006 movie 300 where he played King Leonidas of Sparta, then the 2009 movie…
In 2013, Scottish actor Gerard Butler starred in the action-packed movie ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ and I loved it! Prior to Gerard single handedly saving America from the hands of a North Korean terrorist called Mr-sexy-as-absolute-fuck Kang, Gerard’s other notable films include the 2006 movie 300 where he played King Leonidas of Sparta, then the 2009 movie ‘Law Abiding Citizen’. He really hasn’t done impressively much since then.
The day I saw the movie The Revenant, I happened to see the trailer of Gerard’s latest movie called ‘Gods of Egypt’ and I already knew that I didn’t need to waste my life watching it. As I predicted, I was right. I always am.
After seeing Olympus Has Fallen, I was actually excited to see the next installment – London Has Fallen. I was hugely skeptical about the unimaginative name but I thought to myself, it can’t be bad, right? Wrong. It was so so bad.
Hi, my name is S and I wasted minutes of my life watching the failure that was Gerard Butler’s London Has Fallen. It was so so bad. The movie, I’d give a 2.9/10 but the annoying Nigerians who ran a really loud general commentary about the entire movie reduced my rating of the movie to about 2.6/10. I was so pissed when I left the cinema I made sure to scream curses at the movie audience who made the experience so shit.
Why was the movie so horrible?
- Everything happened too fast! The opening scene, we see Barkawi’s daughter’s wedding being bombed and all of a sudden it’s fast forwarded to two years ago. From the opening scene it was clear what the entire bloody movie was going to be about. There was zero suspense; it was a predictable movie with no plot twists.
- The dialogue in the movie was so weak, I was appalled by the lack of effort by the script writers. My 5-year old sister engages in more intriguing dialogue than what I saw in that movie. The jogging scene between Gerard and the President, Gerard and his wife, Gerard and Angela Bassett, Gerard and the immortal god (Morgan Freeman); it was all weak and dry like stale bread.
- The villain (Barkawi) wasn’t just a pussy, he will probably go down as the most un-intimidating and banal ‘bad guy’ in the history of movies. He was so meh… Like soggy rice. Nothing about him was scary or domineering; nothing about him seemed intellectually frightening. Even in his interaction with Morgan Freeman he didn’t seem convincing. He didn’t even possess that arrogant air of superiority that villains in action movies usually have. Barkawi’s son Kamran who beat up the President was equally BORING.
- The plot was daft. The movie was centered around the storyline that an important figure in the British government had died after some surgery, then centuries after is when it’s now discovered that the official hadn’t died on natural causes. This is lame because for someone that important, one of the due procedures is to make sure that there was no foul-play in his death. It initially seemed like the movie was about killing all the heads of state of the G8 (USA, Canada, France, USA, United Kingdom Germany, Italy, Japan) which they did, then mid-movie the directors decided to switch the focus to just the American President, what was that about?
- Yes, I get that Gerard Butler A.K.A Mike Banning is supposed to be invincible and whatever but that his killing spree was unrealistic and equally un-entertaining, they could have at least let him take a beating but no.
- They made the president of America, the president of – basically – the world look like a frightened cat; he was terrified to even pull a trigger. I assure you that Presidents are trained in self defense, not like the scaredy cat President Asher that was depicted in the movie.
- The portrayal of the British Police and Intelligence was so underwhelming, the scene where the British spy babe Jax spoke to one of her colleagues John Lancaster about there being a mole was daft too. When she accosts him in the underground parking and tells him to get on the floor because she realized he was the snitch was so retarded, if that’s what the directors thinks qualify as a plot twist, they need to get their asses back to the drawing board.
I could go on and on about how inexcusably flawed the movie was but I think I’ve successfully vented out my disappointment.
I love Gerard Butler, I really do but he needs to find a role that takes him to the next level in his career. My advice if you haven’t seen London Has Fallen is, DON’T!…. and for those who have, what did you think of it?
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