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Old March 31 2013, 01:05 AM   #39
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Re: Olympus Has Fallen trailer (Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Ashley J

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One thing that Die Hard still has going for it was it lacked the character skill inflation. Thus the anyman has to do the extraordinary. We moved from just a detective in John McClain to the Navy SEAL in Under Siege and to the Army Ranger/head of the Presidential protection unit agent in Olympus Has Fallen
But you can't really have an "everyman" be the head of the President's Secret Service detail, so what are you gonna do? A lot of the secret service guys are ex-special forces, so that makes sense.

Anyway, the movie was certainly action packed from start to finish, but it was only so-so for me otherwise. I'd give it a "B-." Not terrible, but not great.
That extra detail is what puts Olympus into Under Siege territory and not the iconic Die Hard class. Especially since Special Agent Banning was not a black sheep as far as the Secret Service was concerned unlike Detective McClain or even Chief Ryback
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