Movie Review: White House Down

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I was invited by Cincescape to attend an advanced screening of “White House Down” yesterday. I’ve been wanting to watch White House Down for while so the invitation came in the most perfect time especially since Cinescape informed us we are at the first screening worldwide and not only in Kuwait.

White House Down, starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and Maggie Gyllenhaal is a movie about a group of Terrorist who seize the White House on an just another ordinary day and taking the President, Jamie Foxx, hostage to insure their demands are met while ex-soldier Channing Tatum, who happened to be visiting the White House that very same day on a job interview, tries to save the day and bring down the Terrorists while saving both the president and the soldier’s own daughter who is held hostage in the White House as well.

Does the plot sound familiar? It is almost like watching Olympus has fallen with a different cast, a different hero, a different child, and local terrorists instead of foreign ones. How do they compare? Well, Olympus has fallen is more serious and the president was a hostage, in White House Down the president is wearing his Nike Air Jordans and joining in the action hence the movie is definitely more humorous at the expense being a tad less serious.

It is a good movie nonetheless, with bombs fires fights blood and explosions everywhere. I wonder why Hollywood has moved on from obsessing about natural disasters levelling NYC with the ground to obsessing about the White House being seized, but if you had seen and liked Olympus has fallen and liked it you will like this one as well.

The movie is cut at vital scenes of course, mainly because the attack is triggered by the US withdrawing all armed forces from the Middle East and how Arabs are not happy, I think they are not happy I’m not sure because the Arab’s opinion was of course chopped off and I wouldn’t know what I missed until I get the DVD, which is definitely joining on my DVD shelves when its out.

Thank you Cinescape for extending the invitation, I had a great time yesterday :)

2 Responses to “Movie Review: White House Down”

  1. Jacqui says:

    Had I waited until this Friday to come back home damn I would’ve been able to watch this movie uncensored as well as Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy’s “The Heat”.

    I seriously can’t believe the censorship in Kuwait, can you believe that “Monsters University” was censored!!!!!! A freaking cartoon! I saw it in the States and went back today to see it with my little sister and cousins and there were two scenes, one of which where Bogg the lizard baked cupcakes and spelled out “Be My Pal” on them.. they censored the letters on the cupcakes to feature only smiley faces. They were supposed to be part of a joke later on when the cupcakes get squashed on his face and would spell out “LAME” on him.

    And the second part, was when Sully gets his test paper with a C+ or C- and Mike gets an A+ they censored the grades and gave Sully a sad face :( and Mikey a smiley face :) I seriously don’t understand why they had to do that!!! :s Oh well c’est la vie.

    • danderma says:

      I want to watch the heat and the interns before the start of Ramadan :( I know they will be all chopped up but I really need to watch some good comedy and I’ve heard both are excellent!

      For the love of god why are the grades censored? The censorship is getting worse with every passing day!