LONDON HAS FALLEN (Theatrical Release USA 2016)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.3|5.0 Starsììì

London Has Fallen has a ‘ho hum, we’ve seen this before’ feeling. Poor timing between scenes. The strongest actor in the film is Morgan Freeman, but he’s been assigned weak lines. The better part of the film comes at the end when Delta Forces come into play to take down the ‘bad guys.’  This is Director Babak Najafi’s third theatrical film. It will be interesting to see more of his work to see if he does better the next time around.

Storyline

High end terrorist Amir Bawkawi (Alon Moni Aboutboul) attends a relative’s wedding. A United States drone kills his family. A few years later United States President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) attends, with other world leaders, a funeral of British Prime Minister James Wilson. When the U. S. President arrives at the funeral with Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) as security, everything goes awry. Vice President Trumbell (Morgan Freeman) finds that Amir Bawkawi, who is more than alive, has sent terrorist soldiers posing as British police, security, and the Queen’s palace guards to attack. Mike Banning gets away with the U. S. President as waves of terrorists descend.

Additional Thanks

Good Work for Director Babak Najafi. Thank you to Executive Producers Guy Avshalom, Boaz Davidson, Zygi Kamasa, Avi Lerner, Heidi Jo Markel, Christine Otal, and Trevor Short for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Kamran Bawkawi (Waleed Zuaiter), Rasa Mansoor (Adel Bencherif), Sultan Mansoor (Mehdi Dehbi), Amal Mansoor (Shivani Ghai), UAV Reaper Pilot (Martin Petrushev), and JSOC Officer (Owen Davis).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It ranks in caliber with films like Eraser with Schwarzenegger or Expendables 2 with Stallone. 

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