In what I am calling probably the biggest WTF news so far this year- for me personally that is – the unfathomably stupid Olympus Has Fallen was somehow popular enough to raise interest in a sequel. Forget for a second the abusrd fact that there were not one but two White House takeover movies this year, but why there would ever need to be a sequel to this movie is one of the dumbest things I have heard this week, this month and maybe even this year. The property titled London Has Fallen heads to AFM to incite a bidding war for potential release.
The news isn’t just that there is a sequel in the works, but Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman are all returning to reprise their roles from Olympus Has Fallen. Evidently Butler’s generic John McClain routine from the film really struck a chord with audiences and studio execs, so much so that he obviously has to be a huge player when the terrorist shenanigans move to London.
To put it modestly, Olympus Has Fallen is one of my least favorite movies I’ve seen all year. The special effects are some of the worst I’ve seen in recent memory for a wide release film, the acting is barely mediocre, the villain is weak, and once the action moves into close quarters, the scenes were filmed to dark to even see what was going on. Throw in a bunch of mildly amusing action one liners and I suppose I can see where some people found something to enjoy, it just wasn’t for me.
I can say without a doubt that I have no interest whatsoever at this current point in time in a sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, but then again maybe I’m alone in that regard. What are your thoughts? Are you excited that the original cast is reprising their roles? What city/historical landmark should fall next if there’s another sequel after London Has Fallen?
Via: Screen Daily