They both have their strengths. That’s the kind of crappy taste it would take to think that White House Down was better than Olympus Has Fallen. In Olympus Has Fallen, terrorists attack and infiltrate the White House, and only a disgraced Secret Service agent stands a chance of stopping them. The film was released in the United States on March 22, 2013, by FilmDistrict. Asher momentarily distracts Kang, thus helping Banning in killing him. I’ll also direct you to the poster for Olympus Has Fallen at the top of this page. Its not memorable, I can’t remember most of the movie anymore. Logo Concept by: Illumination Ink. White House Down didn’t take itself as seriously as Olympus has Fallen; it reminded me of Die Hard.  It was initially scheduled for an April 5, 2013 release, but moved to avoid competition with The Heat, which was to open at the same time (its release was later pushed back to June 28). Settling for Channing Tatum when you could have Gerard Butler is like settling for Red Rooster when you could have Oporto, but to do so you need to run across a busy road. Come now. I should have known better, but the amount of people that call me Scottish is hysterical including one Scottish guy who refuses to accept I”m not Scottish, and having been married to a Glaswegian before, I deserve a good spank!
Plus I like the play of the transition of power (from Sawyer to the VP to the old guy who played Speaker.) The White House is going to go down.
Tatum and Foxx are a fun team, and they ensure the film’s best categorized as an action/comedy. I had that song as my ringtone on my Samsung D600 in 2006. He gave the film a C., David Edelstein was much more negative about the film. Let’s start with Olympus Has Fallen. Tina Turner once screamed, “We don’t need another hero”, but in this case, we at least need one hero or the President will be dead.
It goes without saying you would take either of these guys over Abbott or Rudd any day of the week. Jamie Foxx, meanwhile, finds more laughs as the President, and the two spend a lot of the film hanging out and bantering with each other under fire. Aren’t they the exact same movie?  In its first weekend, the film earned $30.5 million finishing second at the box office, and exceeded predictions of $23 million. gerard butler is scottish you american numpty. His acting is terrible in every other movies I’ve seen. Emmerich, of course, is no stranger to big action spectacles with blockbusters like Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012 to his name. At “only” $70 million pre-marketing, Olympus was the cheaper of the two to produce. both are really good, but in olympus has fallen the deaths look faker.
Plot. The project languished for several years, and the partners began working on it again in 2009. Terrorist forces attack and take over the White House itself in Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down, and cinema would never be the same again. For scenes where actors walked in or out of the White House, a first-floor façade and entrance were built; computers added the second floor, roof, and downtown D.C. cityscape. I can’t argue with that last one, but the first two shouldn’t be considered automatic negatives. Let’s face it; neither of these movies is going to be the best thing you’ve ever seen.
Many many movies have had monetary success yet the acting and story of the film were subpar.
In the middle. you got the titles mixed up on a lot of them… you said morgan freeman, then you said the winner is olympus, when he was in white house doown.. double check please. , The film's trailer was criticized for using the U.S.
I don’t get why the hacker guy exploded, though. You heard me. That left it unavoidably in the red. everyone needs to hop off Tatum’s YOU KNOW WHAT …. As Kang and his remaining men in the KUF attempt to escape, Banning ambushes and kills all of them except Kang. Morgan Freeman is in Olympus Has Fallen. The Koreans are better to watch, but the rednecks offer a few laughs, which is exactly what you need to break the ice in situations like this. Web design by Pro Blog Design.
 The score was recorded at Trevor Morris Studios in Santa Monica with the Bratislava Slovak National Orchestra. , The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 13, 2013, in the U.S. , Olympus Has Fallen grossed $98.9 million in the U.S. and Canada and $71.3 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $170.2 million against a budget of $70 million. This script in particular, though, is ridiculous both in premise and dialogue.
A sequel, titled London Has Fallen, was released on March 4, 2016, with the principal cast members reprising their roles. “It follows the Emmerich template: a spectacle-tinged, compelling setup; a dumb, disappointing midsection; and a cheese-topped denouement that veers so close to self-parody that one is tempted to call it funny,” says ReelViews, and while there’s no denying the cheese, I’ll go beyond simple temptation and actually call it funny. During the period of their collaboration, Appellant and his writing partner [Rothenberger], in addition to OLYMPUS IS FALLEN, collaborated on a number of other writing projects. Advantage: It’s a tie, obviously, as both movies have a near identical premise. If anything, OHF is a more raw, down-to-earth interpretation of the same story with all that drama you can find in most TV series.
On reconnaissance, Banning kills several of the terrorists, including Forbes. White House Down comes to the screen with slightly bigger names behind the scenes, including director Roland Emmerich and writer James Vanderbilt. You never saw Gerard Butler do anything nearly that cheesy in Olympus Has Fallen. In 2012, the screenplay was completed and then sold, but Rothenberger failed to disclose that Green had been a co-author (violation of copyright law). There’s a hefty fuckin’ fee. Did you like Rocky 5 the best?
Speaking of Tina Turner, Angela Basset is in Olympus has fallen – clear winner!! I’d watch them both back-to-back. , Filming began in Shreveport, Louisiana, in mid-July 2012. Banning takes out most of KUF as they retreat back to the bunker.
Freedom isn’t free. So yeah, both movies are winners in my book. Olympus Has Fallen has personality but is purely interested in the action – bloody, violent, foul-mouthed action.
It’s just bad! I think rednecks taking over is far more cheesier than Koreans doing so. I was looking at White House Down thinking haven’t we watched that????
but its kind of dragging this stuff for too long. I cried stars and screamed spangled banners when watching both movies. Banning escorts Asher out of the White House as the latter receives medical attention.
Banning pulls Asher from the vehicle, but fails to save Margaret as she falls to her death. If you happen to be the President of The United States, 2013 is not your year. Barack, if you’re reading this, stock up on UP&GOs, lock the door of the Oval Office and hide under the desk – the terrorists are coming and it’s going to be both mildly entertaining and high-grossing. – you got me scratching my head. What would I do? In 2012, Millennium Films competed against Sony Pictures, which was producing White House Down (also about a takeover of the White House) to complete casting and to begin filming.
When it comes to selecting the right guy to singularly save the free world from total annihilation, look no further than Gerard Butler. That does not mean that his overall acting skills are bad, There are bodies (oh my, how there are bodies) and, if I were Barack, I’d watch this and immediately make the White House gates 40 metres taller. German persecution and Dinosaurs. When in reality I’d seen Olympus Has Fallen. @anonymous You have no idea about Pavlov’s dog now, do you? OHF in the other hand had something somewhat stupid near the end, I don’t quite remember exactly, but was something along the lines of the hero doing something idiotic just for the sake of having a knuckle-fight with the villain, when that could have easily been avoided. “A lot of footage of Gerard Butler skulking around dark hallways and neutralizing terrorists,” says eFilmCritic, but how is that a bad thing?! It would be more comparable to Die Hard than White House Down which could be compared to any spoof movie like Hot Shots but the problem with that is that WHD wasn’t supposed to be a spoof. Steve Jobs vs. Pawn Sacrifice: A Tale of Two Nerds, The 28 Funniest English-Spanish Movie Title Translations. It’s not a question I’ve asked myself before, but it’s certainly the question Hollywood is asking. After Asher is shot, Banning confronts and engages in hand-to-hand combat with Kang. Emergency Alert System, and several cable companies were fined by the Federal Communications Commission for airing the ad. ), Fast and the Furious (saw that heavy ass Cadillac fly off the lawn into that pool upside down?
MOVIE TITLE "White House Down" vs. "Olympus Has Fallen" Rather than choose one, TheWrap thought it best to combine the two existing titles, and the White House … It was awful on so many levels. It is the first installment in the Fallen film series. I’ve taken time out of my busy schedule to watch both of these modern classics and put together a comparative study. Advantage:It’s a tie, obviously, as both movies have a near identical premise. As with Olympus, the supporting roster is loaded with talent including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Michael Murphy, Jimmi Simpson, and James Woods starring as himself. hefty hefty hefty, whimpy whimpy whimpy LOL sory couldnt help myself. Add in the competing writers, and White House Down takes the category. Green counterclaimed that he was the source of substantial material in the 41-page treatment that was registered with the WGA in the year 2002.
Banning joins the White House's defenders during KUF's initial assault. If you put down your soy latte and take off your dark-rimmed, weak-prescription glasses for a minute, you’ll notice that there is nothing wrong with sitting back and taking in a cheesy action movie with more one-liners than a Tim Vine marathon. In White House Down, terrorists attack and infiltrate the White House, and only a wannabe Secret Service agent stands a chance of stopping them.
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