[REVIEW] London Has Fallen
By Raviv Mezhubovski
Hello everybody! My name is Raviv Mezhubovski and I will be bringing you film and TV reviews. The old, the new, and even the ones you request. First up is London Has Fallen, a recent film I watched.
London Has Fallen is directed by Babak Najafi and stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. The film revolves around the antagonist, Aamir Barkawi who is planning a revenge attack on London after the Western Intelligence bombed his family, which he survived with his sons. So how does he attempt to get revenge? Simple! Arrange a fake funeral and kill everyone in London, the President and civilians. This entire film is one huge explosion, after explosion, after explosion.
The one thing that fascinated me is how much the film was able to keep me engaged. The action sequences often came out of nowhere, with the protagonists questioning themselves and their abilities to survive, this worked to keep me watching. The conflict is very understandable and logical with the ending being a satisfying one. Because of this, it managed to hold my attention from one explosion to the next.
However, one weakness is that the film is literally just one huge explosion. The entire movie is basically a representation of a Michael Bay sweet dream. The main storyline has also recycled a lot from past films. A terrorist organisation attacked a place, it is then the job of one badass American to save the world and stop the bad guys from killing innocent lives. We have seen this plot again and again.
Overall, the film was basic and the story was easy to understand but overused in the genre of action. The explosions kept the story intriguing but that was literally all the movie was. So I will give the movie a 5 out of 10. It is an average movie but still very cliche and generic.