As I walked out of the theater this beautiful, fine morning I had a burning desire to find director Roland Emmerich and kick him in a certain area. In fact, I had a desire to kick him there for 132-minutes, which is what it felt like to watch this horrid piece of crap that really proves to me that this guy is a complete joke.
For starters, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN was so much better in every single way but that was a R-rated action movie whereas this one wants to be some sort of cute, politically charming movie where its star takes off his shirt for the ladies watching.
The story here is without question rather stupid but then again so was the one in OHF. The biggest difference is that this film goes for cheap laughs, which are just downright horrid. There are some of the worst one-liners I've ever heard in a film but even worse is the really bad political B.S. that is thrown in. I'm guessing having Foxx act like Obama was meant to be respectful but it comes off so lame, so bad and so incredibly awful that I'm guessing Emmerich must have done this on purpose because no one is dumb enough to make something this bad. Even worse is an incredibly bad subplot dealing with Tatum's young daughter doing a Youtube interview with him and the entire thing dealing with her becoming a hero is just so annoying that I was ready to call Jaden Smith the next Brando. In fact, God help us all if this actress (who I won't name) and Smith ever make a film together because I see mass suicides breaking out in theaters across the globe.
The performances were a complete joke even from the rather talented supporting players. The CGI action is among the worst I've ever seen and it's almost on the level of a SyFy movie. The scenes with the helicopters hitting the ground or flying through the streets are so bad that I'm curious where the high budget went.
Hmm....what else? Oh yeah, I really, really, really hated this film with a passion.
1/2 (out of 4) and it avoids a BOMB because there are some moments where it's so bad that you can't help but laugh