White House's Sizzling Capture
17 March, 2014
Directed by Antoinne Fuqua, Produced by Gerard Butler/Alan Seigel/Mark Gill. Starring Gerard Butler/Aaron Eckhart/Morgan Freeman/Angela Bassett/Rick Yune. Music by Trevor Morris. Released by Film District
Storyline: US President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), is captured by a Korean terrorist group, in vengeance of USA’s deployment of its armed forces in the Korean seas. The group leader Kang’s (Rick Yune), an orphan due to US military actions in South Korea, organizes his forces to take control of the White House and its defense systems to force US to withdraw its forces from Korean seas and also activate ‘Cerebrus’, a US army nuclear missile self detonating software, in order to turn the entire land of USA into a mere radioactive wasteland forever.
Kang’s plot is rendered void through the brave efforts of Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), a US secret service agent and former Army Ranger. He cleverly enters the White House and eliminates all of Kang’s group members and saves the President from sure death. He also successfully deactivates the self detonating timer, in the last second, only to save the entire nation from a permanent catastrophe.
Positives: An action packed movie where we get to see the latest weapons of the world in full action. The audience will be awe-struck by the sheer military power of USA and the brains behind to control the same. The great pleasure one gets in seeing the White House destroyed by some foreign terrorists, through, computer aided graphical representation of the building and its surroundings, in note worthy. One must watch this film to gauge the potential of computerized presentation of such massive structures like White House on big screen. It’s really awesome to watch how one gets to feel as if the White House is really destroyed.
Negatives: Is the most protected building of the world so vulnerable to a terrorist attack, despite the latest technology available to detect surface-borne threats? Then where is the real security in this world? One among the many rescue operation movies of Hollywood, with a tinge of one man attempt to save the country, highlighted once again.
My rating is 3.75 out of 5
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