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  Rated R · 99 minutes · 2016
If only all those other stupid countries could be as awesome as America. After the British prime minister dies suddenly and mysteriously, world leaders summoned to London for the funeral—allegedly “the most protected event on Earth”—come under terrorist attack. The only survivor among them is U.S. president Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), thanks to absolutely badass Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), even though Banning concedes that he is made of nothing more than “bourbon and poor choices.” (One wonders what all those failed non-American security people could possibly be made of: cotton candy?) It is laughably beyond preposterous, all the security lapses in every single British service, from the NHS ambulance corps right up to MI6, that is required for the army of swarthy brown men to pull off stupendously coordinated multiple attacks across a geographically sprawling world city—though the astonishing aptitude of the attackers is meant to leave a fear-mongered audience pissing its pants. Even more vile than its outrageously propagandistic progenitor, Olympus Has Fallen, this is pure terror porn: racist, jingoistic and thoroughly obnoxious. Trump voters will love it.


London Has Fallen

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Director: Babak Najafi
Producer: Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Mark Gill, John Thompson, Matt O'Toole, Les Weldon, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Christine Crow, Heidi Jo Markel, Zygi Kamasa and Guy Avshalom
Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Alon Aboutboul, Radha Mitchell, Charlotte Riley, Patrick Kennedy, Melissa Leo, Jackie Haley, Robert Forster, Waleed Zuaiter, Sean O'Bryan, Colin Salmon, Nancy Baldwin, Alex Giannini, Elsa Mollien, Tsuwayuki Saotome, Penny Downie and Deborah Grant

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Connect Savannah Review: London Has Fallen Nationalistic nonsense from start to finish, calibrated to maintain such a fever pitch of patriotism that it makes Team America: World Police look like Communist propaganda by comparison. Lest we forget, Team America was a satire by design; London Has Fallen is a satire by stupidity. by Matt Brunson 03/01/2016
Inlander Team America London Has Fallen takes its action-movie idiocy across the pond by Maryann Johanson 03/03/2016

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