The weather is getting colder. The nights are getting darker. Winter is coming. Which only means one thing for me - watching more movies! And with an 18 screen cinema only a ten minute walk from my front door, expect a lot more of these reviews!
I recently went to see Roland Emmerich's new film, White House Down. He is known for such films as Independence Day and 2012, which follow in similar vain to this film.
Official trailer - Sony Pictures
White House Down follows the destruction of the White House in Walker's (James Wood) revenge against his son being killed in the Middle East during the war. When President Sawyer's (Jamie Foxx) life is in danger only, police officer turned wannabe Secret Service Agent, John Cale (Channing Tatum) is around to help him. Cale must save the President and his daughter while preventing World War III, all before the White House is completely destroyed.
Official Theatrical Poster
This high paced action adventure doesn't disappoint. Tatum fits into this role effortlessly and Foxx brings moments of hilarity to serious situations which lifts the film out of becoming too dark.
Overall, this film has it all. A gripping storyline, great actors (great looking as well **cough** Channing Tatum **cough**) and outstanding production quality. The whole film seems entirely realistic which, for me, makes it all the better.
I would definitely recommend this movie, whether you like action movies or not, I'm sure you'll enjoy this film.
Until next time,