I had the misfortune of locking my keys in the car near a movie theater and restaurant near my house and had to call a friend who had a service that provided a locksmith to get my keys out of the car. While I was waiting I noticed that the movie ‘Olympus Has Fallen‘ was playing. I was told by a listener that I should see the film and figured that I wasn’t going anywhere soon and decided that to kill time I would grab a soda and sit through the movie.
I had seen the previews and I also read in a blog that I frequent that someone had gone to see it and was angry when someone in the audience applauded when the North Korean terrorists take down the tattered American flag and throw it to the street. Other theaters have reported audiences chanting “USA! USA! USA!” during the movie.
Needless to say, my curiosity got the best of me and so there I was with a packed movie house waiting for what I thought would be another in a series of propaganda movies to get my blood boiling.
The movie was more than I expected, super violent and completely by-the-book. I would say that the only thing missing from the film was Bruce Willis because it could have been renamed “Die Hard With a White House.” The movie is about a down-and-out Secret Service agent who after an accident where the first lady is killed is transferred to a desk job at the Department of the treasury. One day, in a scene reminiscent of September 11th, 2001, a C-130 aircraft is seen flying low over Washington D.C. Planes are scrambled to bring it down. At the same time, the South Korean delegation is being escorted to the White House to meet with the President. The C-130 begins shooting at people on the ground and fires on the escort. The planes crash and the C-130 heads for its intended target: the White House.
During the melee, the President and the South Koran delegates are escorted into a bunker. It is then we realize that the entire White House has been destroyed and that the President and the delegates have been brought into a trap as one of the escorts turns out to be a Korean terrorist that has his own agenda. Meanwhile, North Korea continues to threaten its borders and war is most certainly going to break out.
more here: http://www.groundzeromedia.org/olympus-has-fallen-and-it-wont-wake-up/