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Old January 22 2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Olympus Has Fallen trailer (Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Ashley Judd)

One of two Die Hard in the White House movies coming out in 2013. This one's got a somewhat smaller budget but plays it straight. From the director of Training Day, King Arthur and Shooter.



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Old January 22 2013, 08:39 PM   #2
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Could be good, could be crap. I'm a sucker for the Die Hard On A scenario but I don't really care for Butler. Hadn't realised Freeman was in it though and Eckhart is always good. I wonder how the other one, in which Chatum Tanning stars and Jamie Foxx is the Pres, will compare.
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Old January 22 2013, 11:43 PM   #3
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I could have laid money down that the phrase 'with all due respect' would be used in this film.
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Old January 22 2013, 11:52 PM   #4
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Butler is in it? Oh, then it will bomb. Like 90% of his other movies.
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Old January 22 2013, 11:56 PM   #5
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Looks like it could be good brainless fun but Butler is a charisma black hole. They shoulda had Eckhart play the lead role with Morgan Freeman as the president. (It's too weird to see a movie like this with him in it where he doesn't play the president.)
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Old January 23 2013, 02:37 AM   #6
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Re: Olympus Has Fallen trailer (Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Ashley J

It's interesting how movies always come out in twos.
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Old January 23 2013, 02:53 AM   #7
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Looks like it could be good brainless fun but Butler is a charisma black hole. They shoulda had Eckhart play the lead role with Morgan Freeman as the president. (It's too weird to see a movie like this with him in it where he doesn't play the president.)
I assume he's playing a role a la Dean Stockwell in Air Force One and they wanted somebody heavy enough to do it.
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Old January 23 2013, 06:53 AM   #8
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I assume he's playing a role a la Dean Stockwell in Air Force One and they wanted somebody heavy enough to do it.
Since he's the acting president here, he's more Glenn Close in Air Force One.

Wait and see a response from White House Down, Roland Emmerich's terrorists-occupy-the-White-House movie with Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.
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Old January 23 2013, 02:42 PM   #9
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ryan123450 wrote: View Post
It's interesting how movies always come out in twos.
There's gotta be some corporate espionage or something going on when that happens.

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Old January 23 2013, 02:54 PM   #10
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Could be good, could be crap.
Pretty much, although it'll probably be more enjoyable once one accepts it for what it is: a brainless popcorn flick. It does, however, have the added bonus of featuring Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo.
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Old January 23 2013, 03:11 PM   #11
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Just re the other movie, White House Down, how many times will that be that Roland Emmerich will have destroyed that famous building by then?
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Old January 23 2013, 07:53 PM   #12
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I assume he's playing a role a la Dean Stockwell in Air Force One and they wanted somebody heavy enough to do it.
Since he's the acting president here, he's more Glenn Close in Air Force One.
Yeah, but she wasn't setup as a pseudo-villain the way the Stockwell character was.
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Old January 24 2013, 01:54 AM   #13
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Re: Olympus Has Fallen trailer (Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Ashley J

Conceptually, I like it, and I like Antoine Fuqua's work.

The FX work, however, looks shoddy.
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Old January 24 2013, 01:57 AM   #14
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Finally watched it. Looks like shit. It isn't Die Hard on a ... It's AIR FORCE ONE... on the ground. Whoop dee do.
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Old January 24 2013, 12:30 PM   #15
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^But wasn't Air Force One Die Hard on, er, Air Force One?!
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