First off, I just want to say how AWESOME this movie is. It’s everything I needed in a political summer blockbuster. We’ve got action, plot twists, Jamie Foxx AND Channing Tatum! What’s NOT to love? Except for the easily compromised White House and how effortlessly Stenz and the others shot everyone. (-____- useless guards.)
Now, this is NOT a movie review. I just want to give a rundown of my favorite aspects of the film.
Channing and Jamie’s chemistry is wonderful. They mesh very well together and provide some hilarious moments. Jamie is so versatile as an actor and I love that about him. Maggie Gyllenhaal did a decent job as Finnerty. She looked familiar for the entire movie the first time I saw it, then when I saw the credits, I was like,”Oh!” I thought Walker was a butthole the whole movie. James Woods (I think that is the actor’s name) really played that part. I liked Joey King’s portrayal of Emily. Sure, there were places where I wanted (and did) scream,”DO SOMETHING!” But overall, she was really great. Rachelle Lefevre is just beautiful. I’ve loved her since Twilight. Also, the fact that Garcelle Beauvais was the First Lady to Jamie’s President just melted my heart. Okay… Can we just talk about Lance Reddick right now. His General Caulfield was AMAZING. He was the one supporting actor that stood out the most to me. From the time he appeared on screen, he commanded attention. His rumbling bass voice reverberated through every inch of NORAD with authority. My favorite quotes were basically ALL of his lines. “Permission to speak freely, sir. (“Permission granted.”) It’s a sh**show.” “I have 100 people in here, somebody tell me SOMETHING!!!” And my all time favorite: “Let’s GO TO WORK!” I was basically wanting to marry the man by the end of the movie. Two things I love: a man in a military uniform and a man being authoritative. So, Lance brought it all the way home for me!
All I’m saying is that if you want a quirky summer blockbuster with all the action, definitely see White House Down!