London Has Fallen [2016] ★½

 london-fallen_post_1200_1778_81_sInstead of “Prepare for bloody hell”, tagline should read “You paid money to see the same movie…twice”. I’m not kidding. “London Has Fallen”, the sequel to 2013’s “Olympus Has Fallen“, is exactly the same plot, except it’s set in London. Talk about being original! Just to be clear though, I’ve got nothing against a good old fashioned action flick. I mean what’s not to like about the first “Taken”? But there’s “Taken” and then there’s idiotic. And “London Has Fallen” is stupidity at its best. One thing it does manage to accomplish is to make “Olympus” look like the better offer. Gerard Butler reprises his role as Mike Banning, the secret agent who has to save President Aaron Eckhart from yet another terrorist attack, this time in London. Spoiler: he does. There, I just saved you from 99 minutes of endless explosions and incredibly cheesy lines. What sucks even more is the fact that Butler actually had skills once (see “300”). No more. The year is still young, but “London has Fallen” could well be the worst sequel of the year. What a crap-fest!

Rating: 1.5/4

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