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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

Stop the madness: Rashid Irani reviews Angel Has Fallen

After Olympus and London, another ...Has Fallen film drags Morgan Freeman into the mess.

movie-reviews Updated: Aug 23, 2019 14:31 IST
Rashid Irani
Rashid Irani
Hindustan Times
Gerard Butler is back, and in charge of protecting POTUS again. Only, this time, the President has been killed, he’s being framed for the murder. So, of course, he must dodge the law while tracking down the real killers.
Gerard Butler is back, and in charge of protecting POTUS again. Only, this time, the President has been killed, he’s being framed for the murder. So, of course, he must dodge the law while tracking down the real killers.
         
ANGEL HAS FALLEN
  • Direction: Ric Roman Waugh
  • Actors: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman
  • Rating: 0.5 / 5

Why is Gerard Butler still making action movies? Why is there one more …Has Fallen flick? How did someone worse at the genre than the meat-headed Steven Seagal become such a blockbuster-generator?

There are no answers, at least none that make sense. Anyway, after Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen, Butler returns to protect a new President of the United States, in Angel Has Fallen. Only to be accused of attempting to murder the commander-in-chief himself.

Now he must evade law enforcement while simultaneously working to expose the real culprits (if you haven’t already guessed who they are, you haven’t seen enough assassination potboilers) and ensure that the President survives, perhaps so there can be another moronic …Fallen flick. 

Besides drone attacks and pyrotechnical explosions, expect non-stop on-screen carnage.

Old-timer Nick Nolte brings a semblance of respectability to his role of the estranged father, but it’s hard to fathom what prompted the Oscar-winning Morgan Freeman to accept the thankless part of the beleaguered POTUS.

Enough endured already.

First Published: Aug 23, 2019 14:31 IST