Review: White House Down
White House Down has the misfortune of coming out three months after the other presidential hijacking movie starring Gerard Butler locked down its opening weekend. Striking the iron the second time usually doesn’t end well, but with Channing Tatum starring and the hit-maker Roland Emmerich behind the camera, it bodes well for the picture.
Whereas Olympus Has Fallen took itself way too seriously, White House Down is well aware of the camp inherent in a mass conspiracy of this scale against the most powerful leader in the free world. Placing Die Hard inside of the Oval Office doesn’t do well when the tone is so dour. You need to have some fun with the premise and that is exactly what White House Down does.