On the one hand, Olympus Has Fallen
is total crap. It’s filled to the brim with the sort of tired, uncreative clichés that no action fan wants to see for the eleven-millionth time unless it’s done in a really new, really interesting way -- which is definitely not the case here. But on the other hand, Olympus Has Fallen
is an action movie with a hard-quipping cowboy-type lead, written according to the Die Hard
template (elevator pitch: “It’s Die Hard
in the White House!”), and it actually has an R rating. That means satisfyingly gratuitous violence (Gerard Butler stabs a guy in the head!) and a carpet f-bombing in the form of gritty one-lin...