Well, well, well, what can you say regarding White House Down except it is full of cheesy one liner’s and full on action, everything you would expect from the movie after watching the trailer.
We had some spare money on gift cards left over for the movies which had to be used by the end of September, so the squids, hugs n kisses and Nanny got to see a movie during the day and the hugs n kisses and I headed out for a late movie as not to waste the opportunity for a free movie.
It truly is slim pickings for adult movies during school holidays and also in the lead into Christmas, all the big releases come through from November through to January and beyond along with all the cheesy Christmas records too.
So, in a nutshell and very simply, a dude who is a little down on his luck job wise goes for a job in the White House with the Secret Service after asking for a favour from a lady he knows for the promise of going on a date with her post interview, he also has split up from his partner and they, of course have a daughter who knows everything there is to know about the President of the USA, White House and also runs a successful Youtube Blog Chanel.
Long story short, he misses out on the job, while him and his daughter are going around the White House on a tour the baddies come in and take over shootem’ up style, he runs into the President and saves him in the end with lots of twists and turns on the way, he also saves his daughter and everyone else whilst getting rid of all the baddies, throughout the whole movie there are little twists in the plot too which make it a little more interesting and of course in the end, he gets the job protecting the President of the USA and catches the main baddie too, this only thing we don’t see him getting at the end is the girl.
If you are expecting to leave the movie theatre fist pumping the air and chanting USA, USA, then White House Down is the movie for you, not bad, not great but definitely full of semi predictable action and plots.
It runs for about 2 and a bit hours, so with previews make sure you are well stocked and also have been to the toilet, again a great action movie that sits well and isn’t too cheesy in the end, if you are going to see it, enjoy, if you don’t like action to much and wouldn’t pay $17 to see it, then wait for DVD release and get it on a cheap Tuesday as I’d say this one stay in the high ticket new release section for long, it’s more like a straight to 3 day hire.