Movie Review: White House Down

By | June 27, 2013

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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 :)