Film review by Steve Duffy –
Angel Has Fallen
When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the President. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm and save the country from imminent danger.
It is not necessary to see the previous films to understand the plot of Angel Has Fallen.
Most of the actors in the film seemed to be on auto pilot, especially Butler.
When the film relies on Nick Nolte as the comedic relief, you know that you are going to be in for a long ride.
The action, like in Olympus Has Fallen and London as Fallen, is terrific. It honestly felt like I was watching a 90’s style action movie.
You may feel investment in Angel Has Fallen because of your love for the first two entries in the franchise, but there is really no reason to see it. This film is the most forgettable of the trilogy.
Rating: R for violence and language throughout
Runtime: 114 minutes