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23rd August
written by Adam

Top dog/guardian angel and Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is framed for an attempt on the President’s (Morgan Freeman) life. Now, reliant only on his own skills and talents Mike will have to go well above and beyond what he ever imagined in order to clear his name, keep the country safe, and protect those closest to him. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh and written by a small team of writers this rough and tumble, action, adventure, die hard-esque romp of impossible dodges, punches, stabs, car chases, and explosions leaves little to the imagination from start to finish, including the not so disguised gambit of a twisting plot. Then again, we’re not here to watch chess masters outsmarting each other in wits or prowess, rather, as the film describes it, we’re here to watch old lions do what lions do best, yawn, check that checkbox. On the other hand, if it’s a popcorn chomper with no delusions of grandeur to round out your weekend, stop, look no further, you could do a lot worse. Realistically, the film sits more as a rental, but hey, you want the big theatre explosion experience, no fault there either. Angel Has Fallen is rated R.

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