When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.
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Olympus Has Fallen starts off introducing the characters with a little bit of backstory. I won't go into detail but it seemed that it was designed just for the emotional kick in gut than something that contributed to the story. Once thats done we move to the present time and the movie kicks off.
Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), a Secret Service agent, is working across from the White House when the unthinkable (and unbelievable) happens. An attack compromises the Whitehouse and forces the President to seek shelter in an underground bunker with a foreign prime minister. Unbeknownst to everyone is that the foreign prime ministers guards are in on the attack. Mike takes it upon himself to wade into the battle and save the day.
Parts of the movie really stretch believability to it's limits. While other sequences are grounded in reality. Overall it makes Olympus Has Fallen really enjoyable. Once the action starts it doesn't stop. You will be on the edge of your seat until the end.