“Olympus Has Fallen” has brought out the patriotism in its viewers since its debut.
The film opened in theaters March 22, bringing in more than $30 million in box office sales over that weekend.
The film is a perfect combination of thriller and action, leaving the audience on the edge of its seats. Audience members experienced an up-close visual of a horrific attack and heroic behavior brought together in a two-hour film.
“Olympus Has Fallen” follows disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning in his pursuit to save the president after a terrorist attack strikes the White House.
The movie is packed with intense fight scenes, tender moments and suspenseful stand-offs.
A highlight of the movie is watching Gerard Butler give a stunning performance as Mike Banning. Without a hint of fear, he ventures into the war-torn White House alone to take on North Korean terrorists who hold the president hostage and have their minds set on destroying the nation.
The movie focuses on how the other branches of government respond to the attack and are able to keep the nation afloat as chaos breaks loose in the capital.
The best part of the film by far is the shocking graphics, which pop off the screen and leave the audience gasping.
Creators brought the film to life with amazing computer-generated graphics of the White House exploding and the Washington Monument crashing to the ground.
The audience almost felt the impact of the attack on screen, as the images seemed so realistic.
Characters in the action-packed film are constantly under gunfire and in danger of being blown off the map as both the terrorists and American citizens are heavily armed and well-trained in combat.
This is the type of film that has the audience walking away thinking about how the United States has responded to previous terrorist attacks.
“Olympus Has Fallen” is fit for those who enjoy a high action-packed film and for those who enjoy watching the United States take back what others try to tear down.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars