Even when judged on a generous B-movie curve, 2013's Olympus Has Fallen counts as a whiff, with its base, Die Hard-ish pleasures and hilariously overqualified supporting cast (Morgan Freeman! Melissa Leo!) terminally undercut by shoddy technique. While London Has Fallen is a quantum improvement over its predecessor in most regards — for one thing, it doesn't appear to have been lit by a single, five-gallon aquarium bulb — the Spirit of Ugly Americanism has, if anything, intensified. Even viewers who are fully able to engage their reptile brains may find themselves taken aback by the pure sociopathic glee with which the hero stabbily dispatches the various villains from Fuckheadistan. Yes, that is an actual term from the movie (100 min.).
Director: Babak Najafi
Producer: Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Mark Gill, John Thompson, Matt O'Toole, Les Weldon, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Christine Crow, Heidi Jo Markel, Zygi Kamasa and Guy Avshalom
Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Alon Aboutboul, Radha Mitchell, Charlotte Riley, Patrick Kennedy, Melissa Leo, Jackie Haley, Robert Forster, Waleed Zuaiter, Sean O'Bryan, Colin Salmon, Nancy Baldwin, Alex Giannini, Elsa Mollien, Tsuwayuki Saotome, Penny Downie and Deborah Grant