"Olympus Has Fallen ticks all the boxes, it's far from boring, just don't over think things"

Olympus Has Fallen is like Die Hard in the White House. It actually would be Die Hard except there are better fighting scenes and a secret service agent taking on terrorists is a much more plausible story line than a New York cop going all Rambo. The plot is easy to understand, which is just what you need from a big action film.

From the moment the film's main action start, the film doesn't stop running. Rarely, if at all, have I seen this much brutal collateral damage, almost everyone gets mowed down by bullets from ground and air forces. The all-American (Scottish) hero represents freedom and justice, and the bad guys represent every American's worst nightmare. I haven't seen this much political incorrectness since "The Delta Force". Having said that, Rick Yune surprisingly makes for an effective and nasty villain, who is relentlessly cold, smug and procedural in his mission, following the formula perfectly.

Gerad Butler plays Mike Banning, a former U.S. Army Ranger turned Secret Service agent in charge of the Presidential Detail. Banning is close to President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), the First Lady (Ashley Judd), and their son Connor. After a tragic car accident that results in the death of the First Lady, Banning is basically demoted to a desk job at the Treasury Department near the White House. A few months go by and sure enough a group of terrorists launch a coordinated attack on the White House and take the President hostage. It's of course Banning's duty to then shoot his way into the White House and save America.

Looking at this film in terms of realistic plot and character development, it lacks quite a bit and Morgan Freeman unfortunately gives one of his most cardboard, stale acting appearances ever. The best thing about this film is its pace. You won't know how fast the 110 minutes go.

If you're looking for an outrageous, over-the-top, corny, action film, Olympus Has Fallen ticks all the boxes, it's far from boring, just don't over think things - if it ain't broke. Don't fix it!