Angel Has Fallen

This review by Moviereviews.to is about the third movie in the “Fallen” trilogy: Angel Has Fallen featuring Gerard Butler. Although the movie was not highly criticized, it is still a not-bad option for watching.

Angel Has Fallen is the third film in the series “The Fallen”, before that Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, starring Gerard Butler starring as Secret Service Mike Banner, who always side by side. protect US President Trumbull (Morgan Freeman).

In this film, Secret Service Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) was appointed Secret Service Director for US President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman). To take up a new position, he hides the fact that he is suffering from insomnia and back pain.

However, the new job turned out to be not simple. Taking office not long ago, Mike Banning and the US presidential delegation were attacked.

Despite saving Allan Trumbull’s life, Banning was trapped and accused of assassinating the US president. At this time, he must fight against his teammates to find a way to escape and expose the person behind everything.

Age signs of Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler is 49 years old. He’s not quite old yet, but he’s not too young for action roles either. However, “stabbed to follow the javelin”, after Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016), he must continue to play Angel Has Fallen to complete the trilogy of character Mike Banning.

In the final part of the “failed” series, cars and houses are blown away and exploded like the Michael Bay movies. And the main character just rolled around in the middle of the battlefield as if he was injected with Captain America’s super serum.

Angel Has Fallen’s chain of action is as methodical as a textbook. In the middle, Gerard Butler appeared as a superhero when he “weighed” the elite special forces team without spending too much strength.

The crux of the sensational’s success lies in the villains, but this is the weakness of Angel Has Fallen. Danny Huston is not a bad actor, but the script only gives him the one-color evil role. The plans that Wade Jennings (Huston) presented were all captured by Mike Banning and blown like a farce.

Throughout Angel Has Fallen the fact is a series of stereotypes: the president is attacked, the hero is blamed, the Russian involved… It all turns out old, bringing nothing new. Strange or breakthrough for viewers. Like the previous two seasons, Angel Has Fallen also contains many big holes in logic.

Angel Has Fallen is like the usual action-movie coming out in the August – low month of Hollywood: blurred, one-shot is forgotten. Perhaps this is the time when Gerard Butler needs to reconsider the direction of his career and stop with the “fall” series in a timely manner.

Compared to a recent muscle action work Hobbs & Shaw, Fast & Furious’s side story at least makes viewers laugh. Angel Has Fallen was always too serious, even forced.

Jason Statham and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson know the comedy for viewers, and Gerard Butler doesn’t. He is too rigid and has revealed certain signs of age when he has to play the male god of action on the screen.

The old script, lots of flaws

In the second half of Angel Has Fallen, the film tries to deliver macro messages such as the trauma of the soldier or the abuse of American painkillers. Violent and unforgiving, but the film at the same time does not conceal the somewhat revealing anti-war message.

The crux of the sensational’s success lies in the villains, but this is the weakness of Angel Has Fallen. Danny Huston is not a bad actor, but the script only gives him the one-color evil role. The plans that Wade Jennings (Huston) presented were all captured by Mike Banning and blown like a farce. The villain of the movie looks very unimpressive both in terms of conspiracy and action. Just a few details, the audience was able to connect the facts and discover who the mastermind behind was.

Throughout Angel Has Fallen the fact is a series of motifs: the president is attacked, the hero is blamed, the Russian involvement … It all turns out old, bringing nothing new. Strange or breakthrough for viewers. Like the previous two seasons, Angel Has Fallen also contains many big holes in logic. The movie is nothing new but a combination of motifs: the protagonist is built in the direction of “sickness likes to save the world”, always for the country, for the family. The character type is really too familiar and boring, the implementation is nothing new. Add to that the model of political goals, “best friend betrayed”, “meet the old people” … Even the film does not even bother to change “rival war” to a new country other than Russia.

Angel Has Fallen is like the usual action-movie coming out in the August – low month of Hollywood: blurred, one-shot is forgotten. Perhaps this is the time when Gerard Butler needs to reconsider the direction of his career and stop with the “fall” series in a timely manner.

Angel Has Fallen will probably generate a lot of attention and positive reviews if it comes out more than 10 years ago, when B-list action movies like this are still in theaters and attracting a lot of attention. audience opinion. With a Hollywood movie scene showing signs of conceptual saturation today and people trying to find ways to exploit new ideas, or at least renew old ones, Angel Has Fallen ” shelf life “goes on track, eventually becoming a movie that feels like it was made for the studio to meet the standards in terms of the number of movies released that year.

Angel Has Fallen does not have anything new to remove the antler than the action. However, with Hollywood cinema being too developed in terms of techniques like today, it is impossible to just fire each other loudly or blow up a hospital (this point in my opinion is a bit too much). excited the audience. The whole film is a display of the heroic ideology and America’s willingness to confront the “international friends”. Olympus Has Fallen, the first installment of the 2013 series “The Fall”, has at least attempted to change some of the familiar details and patterns. It can’t be called a stellar action film, but at least it captures the audience and keeps them focused on watching. Angel Has Fallen unfortunately does not satisfy the new feeling that audiences want to enjoy.

Acting

There is nothing to say about acting because this is not a movie that requires too high an emotion. The cast members are already experienced in many films, so it’s not difficult to fully portray the character. Gerard Butler has recently begun to show signs of framing roles, the films he participated in are not prominent. The filmmaking side of the movie does not draw attention or admire its art, unlike John Wick 3 and that’s the biggest difference.

Epilogue

Overall, Angel Has Fallen is a disappointing film in terms of both action and content. This is not a very popular brand either, so the appearance of this movie seems like a desperate “milking” attempt because of the idea of ​​the studio. 

However, the film is not really a disappointment, because, from the beginning, viewers did not expect anything from an Angel Has Fallen with an old story like Earth, and is fully shown in the trailer: a “national hero” blamed, turned away by the government, chased, but in the end with courage and determination not to give up, he exposes his villain and proves his innocence. The screenwriter tries to build the character with some weaknesses such as trauma or physical disadvantage as he gets older. However, traits that were added to give the character depth are well represented, and the paradigm and sooner or later are forgotten when he comes up against a hundred-man enemy. It seems the pressure to survive is causing the headache.

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