Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release a combo pack edition of director Antoine Fuqua's (Training Day) action thriller Olympus Has Fallen (2013), starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett, and Melissa Leo. The release is set to arrive on the market on August 13th.
Official synopsis: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert an even bigger disaster.
Missed it in theaters. Wish it were getting here a little sooner. That's just under a 5-month turnaround from theatrical to Blu. This was released on 3/22. By contrast, "42" was released on 4/12...yet will be out on Blu on 7/16.
I guess I'm in the minority. I didn't like this movie.
The tone of the movie was all over the place. Fun at one moment, and too serious at others. It just didn't pull off well IMHO. Some of the action scenes was good but CGI was really bad with bad acting and story. Plus the bad guys had no charisma. But I do agree, this was better than the last Die Hard movie.
I also hope the "White House Down" would be better than this. I don't really like Channing Tatum, but it does look like it has more over the top action with lot of humor. Looks fun.