It’s no secret that there’s currently a plethora of great movies out there, just yesterday we reviewed this one and today our focus lies squarely on Angel Has Fallen. Fact of the matter remains that there’s lots to watch and be excited about both from a big screen and TV point of view. Angel Has Fallen is a movie which we previewed not too long ago and is headlined by Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith and Piper Perabo.
Cast – Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte & Danny Huston
Director – Ric Roman Waugh
Genre – Thriller/Action
Running Time – 2h 1m
Officially on the circuit from today on Ster-Kinekor Cine Prestige, Angel Has Fallen is not a new concept especially to those familiar with the other movies that form part of its unofficial ‘Has Fallen’ trilogy which includes Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. Unlike its predecessors though, this one includes a slight deviation to usual proceedings.
It instead finds Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) wrongfully accused and taken into custody. This happens shortly after there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman). 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.
If action is what you are after then action is what you will get with this one. It’s packed with lots of it including the usual fight scenes, explosions and gun fights. In Gerard Butler it has more than an adequate lead whose stock has risen over the years with memorable roles in 300, Law Abiding Citizen (one of our all time faves), Den of Thieves and much more. It’s probably no coincidence why then he was approached once again for this one.
This trilogy might not have been hyped like other similar movies in the genre like the Jason Bourne trilogy or the modern day James Bond trilogy for that matter, it is does hold it’s own though especially this latest installment. Anyone who makes it a point to go watch it will no doubt more than enjoy it and possibly will live long in their memories as one of those good action one once saw at one time. Very well structured with a good plot and solid cast, there’s a lot to like about this one. It left a very good impression on us and definitely makes for a great watch at any given time. The fact that it’s also not too long (with an estimated 2 hours running time) definitely works in its favor.
Angel Has Fallen brings to a close to an unofficial trilogy in a very strong manner, we reckon it’s the best out of the whole bunch. It probably won’t get too many plaudits or shout-outs like other similar movies in its genre, it still packs a heavy punch that will no doubt find favor with many. A good old pure action movie with no fuss or complications, Angel Has Fallen gets a 7 out of 10 rating from us.
Our thanks to M-Net Movies (in partnership with Ster-Kinekor) for the great evening.