You do not need to watch the trailer for “London has Fallen” to know what transpires in it, just mash together the trailers for the last five action films, double the number of explosions, and throw in a snide, gun-toting Gerard Butler. The only thing that has truly fallen is the quality of our action movies.
For the doggedly persuasive, here is the basic premise for the film (which is also helpfully narrated in a voiceover in the trailer itself), “An attack has decimated the British capital. Five of the world’s leaders are now dead, the American president is unaccounted for.”
Gerard Butler stars as the presidential guard/ action-movie-hero-with-preternatural-senses and Aaron Eckhart as the POTUS. Charlotte Riley shows up as an MI6 agent who can trust nobody, most of all not her casting-agent. There also also Morgan Freeman, doing what he does best, delivering motivational speeches.
“London has Fallen” is a sequel/British carbon copy of 2013’s “Olympus has Fallen.” London after Olympus is a bit of a step down, if you ask us, but the trailer tries very hard to compensate by blowing things up, and going through every possible action-film cliche in its 2:21 minute length. For instance, “London Has Fallen” continues the proud Die Hard tradition of casting a smarmy European terrorist as the villain.
Here is the official logline, via wikipedia:
“After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one.”
London will Fall on March 5, 2016, but we severly doubt whether anybody will care!
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