After “Olympus has fallen” and “London has fallen”, Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is back once again for a new movie, entitled ” Angel has fallen”. For those did not follow this movie series, there will be a movie review on the previous 2 movies on a later date, but as for this moment, all you need to know is that Mike is a secret agent that protects the U.S. President Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) and there are many enemies planning to take over the President by eliminating him.
In this latest installment of Angel has fallen, both Mike and President Trumbull faced an assassination attempt by the used of explosive drones. Other than President Trumbull, Mike was the only survivor among his team of secret agents from the assassination. FBI found pieces of evidence of his involvement in the assassination and subsequently, arrested Mike.
As he was transported to prison, a secret agency took down the police vehicles that were escorting Mike and took Mike away. However, being a skillful secret agent, Mike escaped the hands of the secret agency and went on a run. As both FBI and a secret agency were on a hunt for Mike, Mike had to figure out a way to clear his name and also saved President Trumbull as he knew that the assassination attempt will not stop until the President is eliminated. Will he be able to save the country from imminent danger or will the country fall due to Mike’s unsuccessful attempt in saving the President? Watch the movie to find out. 🙂
Overall, I would say the storyline is predictable all the way back from the beginning as Wade Jennings (Danny Huston), Mike’s long-time friend, was invited to Mike’s house for some drinks. The evidence that the FBI found from the assassination attempt were items such as his hair and DNA, which can only be retrieved by someone close to Mike. If you pay attention to the beginning of the movie, you would roughly guess the supposed “Plot Twist” to this movie and probably the mastermind behind the assassination attempt.
As the movie progressed, you can see more of Mike’s struggles and how he adapted to these struggles. On top of that, Mike’s past has also be revealed as he turned to an unlikely ally for assistance. While the movie placed a huge emphasis on Mike, side characters such as Mike’s family and the president, also placed an important role in this movie as they provided support to Mike during his escape from the FBI and the secret agency.
Even though the movie did not provide any surprise or plot twist, the actions in this movie were still remarkable and my memorable scene would be from one of these action scenes where Mike and his unlikely ally were “ambushed” by the secret agency’s men. Why did I say “embushed”? That is because their whereabouts were already exposed to them before their supposed ambush. Hence, Mike and his ally began their counterattack on them and it was spectacular as well as funny.
Overall Movie Rating: 6 / 10 (Predictable storyline and offers little to none plot twist which makes the storyline boring. However, the actions made up for the poor storyline.)
Movie Duration: 2 hours 1 min