Columbia Pictures has released a trailer for director Roland Emmerich's upcoming film White House Down (2013), starring Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Jamie Foxx (Collateral), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary), and James Woods (Videodrome). The film is set to be released in theaters across the United States on June 28th.
Official plot: In Columbia Pictures' White House Down, Capitol Policeman John Cale (Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.
This looks like a even less original knock-off of Die Hard than Olympus Has Fallen. John Cale is too similar a name to John McClane, both of them wearing white sleeveless shirts, etc. But worse of all is trying to pass off Channing Tatum as an action star. Seriously, that guy is awful.
Wow. Is this a joke ? Channing Tatum is horrible. He must be related to somebody because he keeps getting acting roles. And why do they keep making movies about terrorists ? In the future people will be looking back at this decade at all the bad terrorist movies and the crappy genre it credited.
All this White House sensitivity all of a sudden, I just don't get it (<----sarcasm). Six years ago y'all would have LOVED this. Jamie Foxx is president...OK. Oh Roland, you slay me. I did notice he didn't have the dome of the capitol fall off in some totally unnatural way in order to roll over and crush thousands of people, like he did with the Catholics in 2012's Vatican scene.
This one has cast of more bankable stars and a director with bigger hits under his belt, but it's opening in the summer with the big movies that didn't have almost the exact same movie preceding them a couple months earlier. Olympus has done decent money so it's hard imagining people plunking down more coin in such a similar product. It's such a specific storyline. None of this is an attack or a knock, just observations. Hollywood often makes little sense.
I'm not hating on Channing but it's hard to take him seriously in this role. He hasn't had any serious role before this and his acting skills have always been questionable. I really hope he proves me wrong. Looks like a rental.
Channing Tatum? Bwhahaha. Shows just how desperate the studios are to find someone to replace the aging group of action heroes. Arnold, Bruce and Mel have huge shoes to fill. Channing isn't the one to fill them.