Quick Shot: Olympus Has Fallen

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Category: Action

This is going to be real simple.
Olympus Has Fallen is better than the last 3 Die Hard films combined. In fact, they should have just made this into a Die Hard film. In fact, they should have just rebooted the franchise with this film. This is the type of film the Die Hard franchise has so desperately been trying be since 1995, only this film got it right. This was pretty fuckin' badass. 'Nuff said.

Something I forgot to mention. While it's a great throwback to action films of the 90's with an insane onslaught of neverending violence, I found the excessive and unnecessary use of CGI a bit overwhelming and kind of took me out of the experience from time to time. That is all.


  1. Short and sweet review. Thought this was a great action throwback...that we need right now. Butler was finally back doing what he does best: killing baddies.

    1. Agreed! Man, he owned this role. He reminded me so much of a wise cracking John McClane. lol. And overall, I just loved how over the top it was and how violent. You don't see too many of these types of films anymore.....sadly.

  2. I totally agree with you on the Die Hard comparison. This was so much better than those watered down movies. I didn't mind the CG, but I really hate the trend now of using CG blood instead of proper blood squibs. Takes me out of the action right away.

    1. Absolutely. Even in this, while not nearly as obvious as say in The Expendables films, it's still sad to see them just almost automatically do it this way now. It's a rare thing indeed to see a director actually take the time to use real squibs. They need to seriously bring that back!

      And as I watched this, all I kept thinking was how awful the last few Die Hard films have been and how much this guy reminded me of John McClane in the first 2 films and how this should have been a Die Hard entry. Back to the roots, and none of this global scale terrorist shit.