Trailer Talk: Angel Has Fallen
In 2013, Olympus fell…in 2016, London fell. In 2019…Angel will fall.
Ok, I’m paraphrasing, but this is how the trailer for 2019’s ‘Angel Has Fallen’ begins. Starring Gerard Butler as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, he discovers that he has been framed for the assassination of the President and so must uncover the truth while avoiding arrest.
This is the third entry in the ‘Fallen’ series and, from the looks of it, a slightly pointless entry. While the film does look entertaining, it’s painfully obvious that this is a B-action movie better suited to Netflix or Amazon Prime.
I fully expected this to be revealed as a parody, just because of its cheesy and cliche dialogue. However, it looks as if it’s wanting to take a serious approach tonally, an aspect that might not suit it. Hopefully Gerard Butler will still be able to carry this on his shoulders.
This series seems to be dragging itself along ever since the first entry, which is a shame. If the film had had a bit more fun with its premise, like its ‘clone’ film ‘White House Down’, then maybe these films would be more entertaining. Hopefully ‘Angel Has Fallen’ has learnt this lesson.
‘Angel Has Fallen’ is in cinemas 23rd August 2019.
Authorities take Secret Service agent Mike Banning into custody for the failed assassination attempt of U.S. President Allan Trumbull. After escaping from his captors, Banning must evade the FBI and his own agency to find the real threat to the president. Desperate to uncover the truth, he soon turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name and save the country from imminent danger.
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