‘London Has Fallen’ Trailer: Prepare For Bloody Hell
If you’re at all familiar with Olympus Has Fallen, the surprise 2013 hit about an attack on the white house (no, not White House Down, the other one), you know it was a fairly ridiculous action movie. As is the case with all sequels, you need to go bigger for the follow-up and London Has Fallen does not disappoint: it is exponentially more ridiculous than the first film.
Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett and Morgan Freeman are all back for this contractually-obligated sequel, which follows yet another attack on the President who is now in London for some reason. The rest of this movie is made up of every single action cliche in the book. Famous monuments exploding? Check. Hanging out of a moving car while firing a gun? Check. I’ve got a bad feeling about this…? Check. Eurotrash villain? Check. Car crashes, cheeky comebacks, inspirational Morgan Freeman speeches? Check, check and check. All set to visual effects so bad it makes Sharknado look like Jurassic Park.
This may sound awful and I apologize if I’ve undersold this, but this looks one of those movies that is so spectacularly bad, that it becomes really fun. I’ll admit to cackling out loud while watching this trailer. I mean, seriously, the tagline for this movie is “Prepare For Bloody Hell”. Genius.
If it even matters, this is what London Has Fallen is actually about:
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 Has Fallen opens in theaters on March 5, 2016.