Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Producer(s): Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Matt O’Toole, John Thompson, Les Weldon and Yariv Lerner
Cast : Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte and Danny Huston
Genre : Action/Thriller
Release Date : August 23, 2019
Awesome-o-Metre : 5.9/10
Revue of ANGEL HAS FALLEN
Angel Has Fallen is the third in the “Fallen” series but this time there is a twist. When there is an assassination attempt on the US president Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is wrongly accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the president.
Frankly, I went to see Angel Has Fallen with lukewarm expectations because I am not a fan of the first two in the series (Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen) and because of my mild expectations, this installment impressed me. The influencing thing about the film is that there was no beating about the bush with convoluted plots, the producers just went straight to it and from the onset we all knew that Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) wasn’t responsible for the assassination plot and we all knew who was setting him up. So what kept us glued to our seats was just to find out how he was gonna get out of the mess he was into.
However, despite the straightforward plot being the highlight of the film, I must say that it was childish and unbelievable that the characters didn’t figure it out themselves within seconds. The simple reason that the DNA of a person is found automatically means the person is guilty? C’mon na. Furthermore, how the feds and the conspirators so easily located the protagonist was just ridiculous. However, for all its folly there was a fair dose of action scenes, gun battles and explosions so that made up for the shallow incredible plot. Also, Nick Nolte provided some laughs which was quite unexpected.
In my opinion, Angel Has Fallen is better than London Has Fallen (which to me is the worst of the series) and from the looks of it (thankfully) this is the end of the “Something Has Fallen” franchise.
If you are looking for cheap thrills and an easy-to-follow plot, Angel Has Fallen is your best bet. Let me know what you think of the film in the comment section below or reach me on Twitter and Facebook.
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