Kell Kell’s Rating: 7/10
I went to see White House Down a few weeks ago for a matinée as I did not want to spend a lot of money if this movie turned out to be a flop. The feeling I had while watching White House Down is I could have passed on seeing this movie on the big screen and waited for the DVD on Redbox. White House Down was ok but definitely not a summer blockbuster.
Directed By: Roland Emmerich
Written By: James Vanderbilt
Opening Weekend: $24, 852, 258
Gross $68,452,875 (as of July 19, 2013)
Here is the official summary of the movie from Columbia Pictures:
Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. Written by Columbia Pictures
Everything in this movie screamed “made up”. Grant you movies are made up stories but I guess I was expecting more. The action was good with lots of shootings and blowing up buildings etc. The main characters were interesting and the writers did a good job of progressing the story line to a grand finish. The good guys win in this movie and that’s a bit different from movies where the bad guys usually come out on top.
Overall this wasn’t a bad movie to spend a Sunday afternoon watching; however, wait for the DVD on Redbox and save some money. 🙂