"It’s Die Hard in the White House" is the high-concept pitch for Olympus Has Fallen. It’s a good pitch, but it’s only a pitch. The movie doesn’t understand what makes Die Hard compelling beyond "a hero trapped and alone has to take out bad guys and save hostages". It’s about well-written characters and a confident tone, and Olympus Has Fallen has neither. Director Antoine Fuqua may have his movie paced like a tight action flick, but it’s a confused picture in terms of mood and plot. Furthermore, it misses the obvious aspect of giving us a hero worth rooting for and a villain worth rooting against. Olympus Has Fallen sticks us in the crossfire and no one knows how to shoot. READ MORE...


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