Olympus Has Fallen
- 1 hr 59 min
A high stakes action thriller that plays out on the political stage, Olympus Has Fallen is a film about the President of the United States being taken hostage, and only one man being able to step up and save him as well as the country from being completely doomed. The film starts out with an incident involving the President, played by Aaron Eckhart, and the First Lady, played by Ashley Judd. Secret Service bodyguard Mile Banning is on duty, but despite his best efforts he can't prevent what happens to the president's wife. Though he tried his best, he is dismissed from the Secret Service. By little more than sheer chance, Banning happens to be in the White House when it's attacked, and taken over by, terrorists. They take the president, which results in the Speaker of the House, played by Morgan Freeman, taking over as the acting president for the duration of the crisis. Both sides think they know what's going on, until terrorists start vanishing and turning up dead. Banning makes contact with those outside the White House who are trying to figure out a way to save the president, and thus becomes their best hope for a swift end to the situation. However, skilled as Banning is he is still one man against more than forty who are well armed, well trained and who have an agenda all their own. So he has to use every weapon, tactic and bit of knowledge about how the White House is set up to his advantage in order to gain an advantage over the invaders. This film is directed by Antoine Fuqua, who has experience with action films and ask bigger, political questions. It hits theaters in the year 2013.