Buckle up, because the first trailer for “Olympus Has Fallen” is about to take you on one wild ride. If you like Gerard Butler as an action hero, Morgan Freeman as a president and watching the White House get blown up, then this is likely the right movie for you.
The trailer comes courtesy of Apple, and it can be watched after the jump. In many ways, the film feels like “Die Hard” meets the POTUS, and that’s definitely not a bad thing. Butler plays the John McClane role as a Special Service agent discharged from the president’s duty after the First Lady gets killed in a car accident. He ends up being the only one left standing in the White House after terrorists capture the president and the United States capitol is on lockdown.
Will he succeed in saving the president? How could he not. What’s most exciting about this is the fact that director Antoine Fuqua has returned to the action genre. Fuqua hasn’t put out a film since 2009’s “Brooklyn’s Finest,” and it’s nice that “Olympus Has Fallen” is an action flick instead of a crime drama. Couple that with its awesome cast — Freeman, Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Angela Basset — and this movie seems like just what we need to get our 2013 blockbusters off on the right foot.
“Olympus Has Fallen” comes out on March 22.
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