Movie Review: White House Down

By: Tim Williams
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(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Hold on to your seats: White House Down could be the action event of the summer.

It’s amazing to see just how far we’ve come in regards to blockbuster films. If this movie was made in the ‘90s, it could very well have been one of the biggest of the entire year.

In fact, it was amazing how much White House Down reminded me of one of the Die Hard movies.

Move over Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum is your new replacement.

The movie centers around John Cale (Channing Tatum) who wants to land his dream job with the Secret Service. Of course that job is to protect the President (Jamie Foxx).

Next thing you know the White House is under attack, and it’s up to Tatum to save the President, his own daughter, and the entire country.

There is no shortage of action in White House Down. Just don’t expect the majority of it to be believable.

The chemistry between Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum was great. There were parts of the movie that really left you laughing out loud.

But just when I found myself really wanting to love the movie, they had to go and throw in some cheesy line that would make me think really?

“Get your hands off my Jordans!” Really?!?! I love Air Jordans just as much as the next guy, and I’ve had my fair share… but what President talks like that?

My biggest complaint of the movie, the script could have been better. The cheesy lines were over the top, and the twists and turns were predictable.

There were a lot of “A” list actors that helped make the movie even better.

Special Agent Carol Finnerty (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and Martin Walker (James Woods) really added depth to the cast.

Not to mention there was a likeable and adorable quality with Cale (Tatum’s) daughter Emily Cale (Joey King).

If you’re in the mood for mindless fun and lots of action, then this is the movie for you. There is never a dull moment, and lots of things get blown up.

I gave White House Down a B- grade. I would have bumped it up some if it weren’t for all the cheesy one-liners.

White House Down opens June 28th.

Check it out, and let me know what you thought of the movie.

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