After a treacherous attack, Secret Service agent Mike Banning is charged with attempting to assassinate President Trumbull. Chased by his own colleagues and the FBI, Banning begins a race against the clock to clear his name.
Some decent action, especially the one in the explosions in the forest, but the CGI was bad (I understand they wanted to keep the budget low, but they seem to overextend themselves) and the plot and in particular villains were predictable; I knew one of them and at least didn't string it out before the reveal, but the second one was too obvious and the motives had shades of Murder at 1600 which came out 22 years ago. But still like Gerard Butler, even though he seems to be getting... um, puffier lately, Morgan Freeman as always was good and Nick Nolte had a couple fun scenes. Shame, for whatever reason, they couldn't get Radha Mitchell back as Banning's wife, she at least wasn't as a stark difference from when Rachel Weisz was replaced by Maria Bello in that third Mummy movie... This was a serviceable enough action-thriller but nothing special on the whole. **3.0/5**
one of my best films of the year, what an emotional ending. thank you for this masterpiece. 10/10
Better than _London Has Fallen_ at least. Seems like it's stealing most of its ideas from better franchises, most notably _Bourne_ and _Punisher_, but it was still a pretty good time. And nice to see the script sort of flipped after the last two, and have Butler facing up against the Secret Service (even if the reason why is made painfully obvious from the opening sequence). _Final rating:★★½ - Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._