tomatometer: 7,1 of 10
Runtime: 121 minutes
stars: Rocci Williams
It's hip to hate action movies, but I found this one really, really nice. *Much* better than previous two movies in the series.
Easy to follow (albeit quite cliche) plot, suspenseful action, really well done on technical side. there was quite little of any typical Hollywood stupidity with blue monitors magically following person talk or cars blowing up in super large, bright fireballs, most of the CGI/stunt work and sounds accompanying them felt quite real, intense and well done. Jump cuts and camera shake were at totally digestible level, and there was no dumb and lately so-popular gore. They somehow even Freeman into G20 crowd in the end. Had to re-watch that scene three times to figure out if it's real.
Gerard Butler feels right at home as action hero, not overdoing it, not phoning it in. Not murderous brute, not wheezing old man etc. we get from aging action heroes usually.
Really, really liked it, because my usual critique at action movies (lack of realism, crap acting) found no basis. Freeman is nice to look and listen at, too. Perfect airport novel plot and spotless execution. From an action fan, highly recommended.
Not many movies can pull off a 3rd installment. Especially something that is always based on a President with bad luck. However AHF seems to do a somewhat good job.
Swarming drones using facial recognition was something new.
HOWEVER. br> Trumble was VP for the first 2 movies and President in this one. But no explation has been offered as to what happened to the previous President.
THE BIGGEST HOLE in the movie is the change in Bannons wife. Same name, same looks, different actress. Do they not think we wouldn't notice? Would have been better to write out original wife via divorce or something else.
And the killing off of Jada Pinkett Smith was a real waste of character building. We just got use to her and she gets killed off.
Saving grace of the movie is the chemistry between Nolte and Butler.
You know what ? This movie is a generic boring action flick with zero surprises and no depth what so ever. I feel sorry for people that pay money for this trash, its just really tragic that directors and producers gets away with making action movies that shouldn't have been made in the first place. Just by looking at the poster you know exactly how this movie gonna end, I don't believe that anyone with half off a brain cant figure this movie out is that God damn predictable. The only thing that actually works are Gerard Butler and Nick Nolte acting but they cant save this film, not by a long shot. Angel Has Fallen has fallen down in the toilet and I just hope it stays there forever.