Hollywood Hoodoo: White House Down
The next movie in the ‘POTUS is in trouble’ series is a “buddy flick” called White House Down. It stars Channing Tatum as a Capitol Police officer who lacks the chops to get into the Secret Service and Jamie Foxx as a rocket-launching, gun wielding man President of the United States. As one might expect from the title, the White House is taken assaulted and taken by terrorists (these are the home grown, domestic variety, not North Korean). Directed by the man who brought you Independence Day, it has been compared to the original Die Hard, Air Force One and of courseOlympus Is Fallen.
What do you think? Compelling and clever or foolish and fatuous?