Monday, 9 September 2013

White House Down Review (Updated)











White House Down


Release Date: 5th September 2013 - Australia


Production Companies
Columbia Pictures
Mythology Entertainment
Centropolis Entertainment
Iron Horse Entertainment

Distribution 
Sony Pictures Australia


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 131 minutes


Budget: $150,000,000

Box Office Gross: $205,366,737
(Worldwide)



Plot Summary
While on a tour of the
White House with his
young daughter, a
Capitol policeman
springs into action to
save his child and
protect the president
from a heavily armed
group of paramilitary
invaders.


Cast
Channing Tatum - John Cale
Jamie Foxx - President James
Sawyer
Joey King - Emily Cale
Maggie Gylenhaal - Carol Finnerty
Richard Jenkins - Eli Raphelson
Jason Clarke - Emil Stenz
James Woods - Martin Walker
Nicolas Wright - Donnie the
Tour Guide
Jimmi Simpson - Skip Tyler
Kevin Rankin - Carl Killick
Michael Murphy - Vice
President Alvin Hammond
Rachelle Lefevre - Melanie
Lance Reddick - General Caulfield
Garcelle Beauvais - Alison Sawyer
Kyle Gatehouse - Conrad Cern 
Matt Craven - Agent Kellerman

Crew
Producer/Director - Roland
Emmerich
Writer/Producer - James Vanderbilt
Producers - Brad Fischer,
Larry J. Franco and Laeta
Kalogridis
Producer/Music - Harald Kloser
Co-Producers/Visual Effects
Supervisors - Volker Engel and Marc Weigert
Production Designer - Kirk M. Petruccelli
Director of Photography - Anna Foerster
Stunt Coordinator - John Stoneham, Jr. 
Fight Coordinator - Layton Morrison
Visual Effects Producer/Supervisor - 
Andrea Block
Visual Effects Supervisors - Christian Haas,
Fredrik Sundqvist and Shailendra Swarnkar
Film Editor - Adam Wolfe
Music - Thomas Wanker


Review
In following the pantheon of action movies that many share the similar qualities of DIE HARD (click here) and LETHAL WEAPON, most of them are contrasted better and some are failed suck-ups. The recent film from director Roland Emmerich, WHITE HOUSE DOWN surely brings the house down for the audience with smack-back gun-action and intensive explosions. Perhaps in down-points, it was less a success than in-comparison to the MA-rated OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN. WHITE HOUSE made only a fair decent grossing and because the film was moved up from its original release date. This political film contains a really well written plot which includes pivotal twists and witty energetic humour helping to make an engaging flick.

Differences can be conceiving and largeness is enormity; Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx did so well for the impressive acting duet and though they are not highly-professional trained stars, they definitely bonded well together. More performers that are also presented in this feature are Maggie Gylenhaal, James Woods and Richard Jenkins. They have proven themselves to relish the emotions and anger to dramatise this picture filled with passion. 

WHITE HOUSE DOWN certainly has less destruction in the White House than revisiting the horror we embarked from the sci-fi blockbuster INDEPENDENCE DAY (click here) from the same director who made it. Overall, this film is newly underrated and further more, it needs more attention; I recommend you stick around to see WHITE HOUSE DOWN and you will be rewarded with an action flick with a similar-based plot-line.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever

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