Monday, 4 April 2016

London Has Fallen Review











London Has Fallen


Release Date: 17th March 2016 - Australia


Production Companies
Millennium Pictures
Gerald Butler/Alan Siegel Entertainment 
LHF Film

Distribution 
Roadshow Distribution 


Genre: Action

Rating: MA15+ (Not Suitable
for Young Children)

Runtime: 99 minutes


Budget: $60,000,000

Box Office Gross: $195,725,584
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
In this sequel to the 
riveting Olympus Has Fallen, 
Agent Mike Banning is in 
London for the Prime 
Minister's funeral. The 
Prime Minister passed 
away under mysterious 
circumstances and all of the 
Western World's leaders are 
called to attend his funeral. 
Mike discovers that what 
appears as a well-intentioned 
funeral service turns out 
to be a plot to assassinate 
all the attending world's 
leaders. President of the 
United States Benjamin 
Asher, Banning and an 
English MI6 agent are the 
only ones in the world who 
can stop the planned 
terrorist attack from their 
potential assassination.


Cast
Gerard Butler - Mike Banning
Aaron Eckhart - President Benjamin Asher
Morgan Freeman - VP Trumbull
Alon Moni Aboutboul - Aamir Barkawi
Angela Bassett - Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs
Robert Forster - General Edward Clegg
Melissa Leo - DS Ruth McMillian
Radha Mitchell - Leah Banning
Charlotte Riley - MI6 Jacquelin Marshall
Jackie Earle Haley - DC Mason
Sean O'Bryan - NSA Ray Monroe
Waleed Zuaiter - Kamran Barkawi
Mehbi Dehbi - Sultan Monsoor
Colm Salmon - Chief Hazard
Patrick Kennedy - MI5 Intel John Lancaster
Bryan Larkin - Davies
Michael Wildman - Agent Voight
Andrew Pleavin - Agent Bronson
Deborah Grant - Doris
Clarkson Guy Williams - Leighton Clarkson
Penny Downie - Rose Kenter
Philip Delancy - Jacques Mainard
Alex Giannini - Antonio Giusti
Nancy Baldwin - Agnes Bruckner
Nigel Whitmey - Robert Bowman
Tsuwayuki Saotome - Tsutomu Nakushima
Shivani Ghai - Amal Mansoor

Crew
Director - Babak Najafi
Based on Characters/Story/
Screenplay - Creighton 
Rothenberger and Kathrin 
Benedikt
Screenplay - Christian 
Gudegast and Chat St. John
Executive Producers - Boaz 
Davidson, Danny Dimbort, 
Avi Lerner, Heidi Jo Markel, 
Trevor Short, John Thompson, 
Zygi Kamasa, Christine Cow, 
Christine Otal and Peter Schlessel
Co-Executive Producer/
Production Business Affairs - 
Lonnie Ramati
Producers - Gerald Butler, 
Mark Gill, Danny Lerner, 
Alan Siegel, Matt O' Toole 
and Les Weldon
Co-Producers - Peter Heslop and 
Danielle Robinson
Production Designer - Joel Collins
Cinematography - Ed Wild
Stunt Coordinators - Steve Griffin and Dian Hristov
Action Coordinator - Sid Karne
Fight Choreographer/Stunt Coordinator - 
Trayan Milenov-Troy
Special Effects Supervisor - Mark Meddings
Senior Visual Effects Supervisor - Sean Farrow
Visual Effects Supervisor - Viktor Muller
Film Editors - Michael J. Duthie and 
Paul Martin Smith
Music - Trevor Morris


Review
LONDON HAS FALLEN is comparatively different to the original, it repeats the same formula that used once in the first movie and manages to do a great job of it in the second movie also. Since OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (click here) is now in popular demand, the studio has reached a settlement to continue the political drama and thrilling action in the barbarity of this next installment. It doesn't reach the cinematic heights of the the first movie, but it changed the setting to the European shores of Great Britain so it is nice to see the use of different locations and a change of scenery. It makes you wonder in what part of the world the next installment will be based. Its still crammed with brainless action sequences that continued to have that sort of violence which may concern parents for the underage viewers. 

Main actor Gerard Butler appears to be in a steadfast and good shape after having the success of the original and continuing the winning streak with another successful Die Hard knockoff. Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman were crucial for the success of this movie and the new director clearly knew this fact as he convinced them to reprise their roles in this latest sequel

The rules have changed in LONDON HAS FALLEN and it still doesn't matter that the movie is repetitive and unoriginal. Because at the end of the day, this is a movie that you will watch just for some instant edge of your seat thrills and good popcorn action. It's a fairly enjoyable film to date. If you get chance, you should watch this movie in theatres, and you do not have to have seen the original to understand this movie as it is the same old formula.

Star rating: (7/10) Good Movie 



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