Director: Babak Najafi
Writers: Creighton Rothenberger (screenplay), Katrin Benedikt (screenplay)
Starring: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Charlotte Riley
MPAA Rating: Rated R
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After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and an English MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it.
The British Prime Minister dies, at first it is thought to be of natural causes although it is completely sudden. But it means that all of the leaders of the Western world will attend his funeral. Which means the perfect plan for a massive attack on these leaders - ensuring that most of them will die. All in the attempt to kill the President of the United States.
Let me be honest - I went into this film not realizing it was the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen...which when I look back now I'm wondering just how I could have possibly missed this. But in all honesty I didn't see Olympus Has Fallen. So upon entering the theater and realizing that this was a sequel I was a little bit worried that I would be lost. Of course I can't tell you if I was really lost, but I would say I wasn't. So if you want to see an action film, and not have to worry about seeing it's prequel then you're safe in watching London Has Fallen.
This is a great action film. You get the story set up, and once all the world leaders are in England then the action starts and is pretty much the only thing happening for the rest of the movie. It's not too hard to follow the story - which is great because sometimes you just need a movie where you don't have to think too much about what's going on.
There were so many one-liners that definitely made the movie even more enjoyable. It allowed you to laugh even throughout all the violence that was occurring in the film.