London Has Fallen is yet another action thriller about a group that takes down the whole world, and one man taking down that incredible group within a day.
London has Fallen Synopsis
During the funeral of the British Prime Minister in London, arms dealer and terrorist Aamir Barkawi launches a coordinated attack and succeeds in killing several world leader. US President Benjamin Asher manages to escape with Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, but before he could go into hiding, he is captured by Barkawi’s many agents in the city. It is then up to Banning and the MI5 to rescue the president before he is executed over the Internet.
Years ago, movies like London has Fallen thrilled me. Nowadays, they feel more to be over-budgeted lazy comedies.
Yeah, comedies. Comedies not of errors but of impossibilities.
Gerard Butler’s Banning simply borders on godhood with his astonishing abilities. Not to exaggerate but every move he makes gives the impression of him being quite capable of simultaneously taking down all the heroes from the Far Cry, Call of Duty, and Just Cause games series. Jason Bourne and maybe even Superman himself thrown in for good measure.
It’s like, oh wow, the bullets just insist on dodging him, don’t they? How delightful. This could have still been entertaining, I admit, had humour and dialogue been better crafted. I’m not talking about the jokes being xenophobic, as many critics have pointed out. Considered alone or as a whole, the jokes in this lame flick were still downright bland. In other words, none were worth waiting for. There is no reason to endure the ridiculous heroic sequences.
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