Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Olympus has Fallen

I went to see the movie Olympus has Fallen last night. If you're thinking it looks stressful and a little disturbing - you're correct. If you can get past the imagery of (**small spoiler alert**) the White House being attacked, our government in disarray, and innocent people dying in every direction - you'll be fine.

From IMDb
A few thoughts that I had during the movie:

~ We're big on "traditional family values" in the US. We always want a President with a wife, 2.2 kids, and maybe even a dog. I get that image makes people feel more secure. I would think from a national security standpoint, a guy with a little less to lose would be easier to manage, and protect.

~ Gerard Butler makes me smile.

~ I get the theory behind code names like "Olympus" and "the package." But if anyone went to the trouble of intercepting Secret Service communication, don't you think they'd know what the code words mean?

~ Movies are a thousand times better when you don't have to pay for the ticket.

~ Derrell still owes me shoes. (Don't worry, he'll know what that means....)

~ It's reassuring to think that in a million years, no one would ever pull off the attack portrayed in this film - but that won't stop it from making you jump and cringe.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to rent it when it hits DVD... With movie prices sky rocketing... and needing to take out a mortgage to go to the concession stand.. we can rarely go to the movies.

    Only reason we went for Emry's bday is because I got a GROUP rate...

    Anywhooo... But, I bet movies are a thousand times better when you don't have to pay for the ticket!

    (Going to the paint and sip place in May, with my sister...just thought I'd tell you!)