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(Huffington Post)   Olympus Has Fallen II: White House Down bombs at the box office, proving Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx aren't the box office draws studios hoped   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 110
    More: Fail, Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, White House, box offices, Aaron Eckhart, Theatre of Canada, Melissa McCarthy, event movies  
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2013-07-01 05:19:55 PM  
I thought it was a fun movie, though the PG-13 rating hurt it in certain places. There's some genuinely funny one-liners, though.

I won't lie: this entire summer is really just killing time until Pacific Rim.
 
2013-07-01 05:20:01 PM  
When I saw the trailer for WHD at the theater a woman behind me asked her date, "Is that a real movie?"
 
2013-07-01 05:20:24 PM  

EnviroDude: I saw WHD this weekend. If one substitutes Obama for Fox, you get a new perspective on how the pro Obaba producers think of him.

Bonus. Substitute Angry white Tea Party"  for the bad guys and get a laugh

/ eat set egg:  Ayn Rand reference of The Fountainhead.

// decent flick, not as good as Olympus Has Fallen


Does it give you a headache to view everything through the warped lens of your political views?
 
2013-07-01 07:13:48 PM  

Madbassist1: EnviroDude: I saw WHD this weekend. If one substitutes Obama for Fox, you get a new perspective on how the pro Obaba producers think of him.

Bonus. Substitute Angry white Tea Party"  for the bad guys and get a laugh

/ eat set egg:  Ayn Rand reference of The Fountainhead.

// decent flick, not as good as Olympus Has Fallen

Does it give you a headache to view everything through the warped lens of your political views?


It just amuses me that the only person in the thread who saw the movie is the guy who is basically wrong about everything.
 
2013-07-01 08:37:10 PM  
I watched Olympus Has Fallen this weekend. It was neat that a ton of people got shot and stuff got blown up, but the script was stupid and the actors were horrible.

**SPOILER** The part that completely confused me was this:
Activating the Cerberus program and detonating them in their chambers causes the nukes to explode destroying the U.S. and its some 300 million people. Go figure, the U.S. has all three of these people in the same room in the same building at the same time (even though not even KFC allows all the people that know its secret spices to be together). Anyway, so the POTUS orders the Admiral and SecDef to give up their codes because, "HE WILL NEVER TELL!". The terrorists decide to steal the POTUS's child to force him into; however the hero gets the son out of the White House. HOWEVER, all of a sudden the movie showed that the 3rd code (the President's) was entered and the countdown for Cerberus continued.

The POTUS was adamant the entire time about not giving up HIS code. Then AFTER his child is safe, he just suddenly gives up the code without a fight? I don't understand. Also, if the United States and all it's people are about to die a fiery death, why did SecDef and the main Admiral give up their codes? I've heard of people dieing for much less then THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES AND HER PEOPLE. What about Morgan Freeman on the outside of the White House. If the U.S. is about to be blown up why wouldn't you destroy every square inch of that bunker? Surely, even with its "nuclear resistant wall" we could have figured out a way to kill the people inside if it meant everyone else would die.
 
2013-07-01 11:29:06 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: I watched Olympus Has Fallen this weekend. It was neat that a ton of people got shot and stuff got blown up, but the script was stupid and the actors were horrible.

**SPOILER** The part that completely confused me was this:
Activating the Cerberus program and detonating them in their chambers causes the nukes to explode destroying the U.S. and its some 300 million people. Go figure, the U.S. has all three of these people in the same room in the same building at the same time (even though not even KFC allows all the people that know its secret spices to be together). Anyway, so the POTUS orders the Admiral and SecDef to give up their codes because, "HE WILL NEVER TELL!". The terrorists decide to steal the POTUS's child to force him into; however the hero gets the son out of the White House. HOWEVER, all of a sudden the movie showed that the 3rd code (the President's) was entered and the countdown for Cerberus continued.

The POTUS was adamant the entire time about not giving up HIS code. Then AFTER his child is safe, he just suddenly gives up the code without a fight? I don't understand. Also, if the United States and all it's people are about to die a fiery death, why did SecDef and the main Admiral give up their codes? I've heard of people dieing for much less then THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES AND HER PEOPLE. What about Morgan Freeman on the outside of the White House. If the U.S. is about to be blown up why wouldn't you destroy every square inch of that bunker? Surely, even with its "nuclear resistant wall" we could have figured out a way to kill the people inside if it meant everyone else would die.


They hacked (by brute force, apparently) his code.  He never gave it up.  The President ordered the others to give up their codes expecting that when they got to him, he'd have all the time in the world to tell them to fark off.

That wasn't the problem with that particular plot thread.  I alluded to this in my earlier post about the movie, but since it's in the open now, here goes: NUCLEAR WEAPONS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY.  Self-destructing them in the silos probably would kill anyone in the immediate area (by that, I mean people in the silos with them), but they are not going to go nuclear.  I understand realism wasn't a priority for that movie, but when the North Koreans' endgame was revealed, a part of me wished that the President would have stood up and said, "Are you farking serious?  Ah, fark it.  Good luck with that."
 
2013-07-01 11:59:26 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: I watched Olympus Has Fallen this weekend. It was neat that a ton of people got shot and stuff got blown up, but the script was stupid and the actors were horrible.


Spoiler

I really liked the realism behind 20k+ US military personal evacuating South Korea and the entire 7th fleet returning to the US in under an hour.
 
2013-07-02 04:46:31 AM  
 
2013-07-02 06:45:30 AM  

Mikey1969: "I think the fact that we have a female-centric movie standing out in a forest of giant tent-pole movies is phenomenal," said Chris Aronson, Fox's president of domestic distribution.

Wow, did nobody pick up the penis imagery from this dude?


Some people just see dicks everywhere they look.
 
2013-07-02 11:28:38 AM  
um.  anyone else see man of steel and just get bored to death once Zod and Supes started beating on each other?

/actually like Superman Returns more.
 
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