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  1. rathsreviews
    November 12, 2013

    I respectfully disagree. I found White House Down to be too corny (and mostly unfunny) plus it had some jarringly bad SFX for an Emmerich film. I love Tatum and Foxx together but that was about it.

    Olympus Has Fallen on the other hand gained a lot from its R-rating. The violence was brutal at times and Gerard Butler was a total BAMF. Plus the kid wasn’t nearly as annoying as the girl in White House Down.

    My vote goes to Olympus Has Fallen by a significant margin, but great article anyway! Fun read!

    Feel free to check out my reviews for both of them below!

    http://www.raths-reviews.com

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    • justin
      November 13, 2013

      Movies like White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen aren’t meant to be funny though, they’re created more for entertainment value. Die Hard for instance is extremely entertaining and very rarely funny. Both movies had some wretched SFX, OHF just bothered me more because it was more in your face. Tatum and Foxx were superb together,

      I personally think OHF could have used more from its R rating, it didn’t reach the extremes I had hoped it to with that stature. Butler was a BAMF but for a PG13 movie so was Tatum. The president’s son drove me insane in OHF that’s not to say the kid in WHD was wonderful, she was just less on my nerves.

      Thank you for the read!

      I will check out your reviews as well

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  2. michael
    April 5, 2014

    i completely disagreed with this article Olympus vs white house down.
    1. butler actually portrayed a more realistic character then Tatum.
    2. a no fly zone is not perfect and can be broken by flying under the radar making it only unrealistic that the plane made it as far as it did before getting taken down after it was found. that was a c-130 and is a very capable aircraft that has been the back bone of military transport the defense it has is great. only real problem with that part was the two air force jets would not have been along side one would have been behind ready to strike at a moments notice. the c-130 would not have had the chance to do as much damage. but getting there is not imposable. two its angel defense system is a one time use item. the rocket launcher on the white house roof was a four rocket system they would have launched two then the other two after the first two failed and taken the c-130 down. yes there are problems with this part of the movie.
    3. modified garbage trucks and ground troops are more believable then a senior agent being kept in the white house after his son was killed in an action that was botched. as soon as that happened he would have been removed and put under shrinks and probably would not have been allowed near the white house until years later when it was guaranteed he was not holding ill feelings. there very big on conflicts of interest.
    4. in what world would a chrome rpg be kept in a president limo. none let alone anything that could be considered an explosive of any kind.

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