Excerpt: Angel Has Fallen, the third entry in the popular action series, sees Gerard Butler once again as Secret Service agent Mike Banning and delivers good mindless fun while expanding on the central hero’s mythos.
Excerpt: A sad retread of The Fugitive>. Dumb, pointless, confused, full of contempt for its audience, and laughably unable to convince us that Gerard Butler is an acceptable stand-in for Harrison Ford.
Excerpt: The script is really trying to say something about corporations benefiting from conflict and political warhawks feeling more comfortable fighting than searching for peace, but it has no idea what to do with any of it.
Excerpt: Director Ric Roman Waugh is a former stunt man and stunt coordinator and his staging of the intense scenes of conflict and action is assured and exciting. In addition to the drone attack (filmed by drone cameras), the battle in a building during the movie’s climax is pure testosteronic cinema. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of Mike Banning — the only question is what or who will be the next to fall.