Olympus Has Fallen [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2013]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1301 out of 1323)

Special Features


  • Only on Blu-ray
  • Bloopers
  • Under surveillance: the making of Olympus Has Fallen
  • Creating the action: special effects & design
  • The epic ensemble
  • Deconstructing the black hawk sequence
  • Ground combat: fighting the terrorists

Synopsis


Olympus Has Fallen
An ex-Special Forces operative and former presidential bodyguard must fight to take back the White House from terrorists who have kidnapped the Commander in Chief in this high-stakes action thriller directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Shooter) and starring Gerard Butler. In the aftermath of a tragic accident involving the president (Aaron Eckhart) and the first lady (Ashley Judd), Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Butler) is handed his walking papers. When a powerful terrorist group seizes command of the White House and takes the president hostage, the entire nation watches as the Speaker of the House (Morgan Freeman) becomes the acting president, and plans his response. Meanwhile, Banning finds himself trapped in the White House as it comes under siege from all sides. With no choice but to fight back against the heavily-armed invaders, Banning must rely on his extensive knowledge of the building to rescue the president, and prevent the situation from spiraling into all-out war. Melissa Leo, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, and Radha Mitchell co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Gerard Butler
    Gerard Butler - Mike Banning
  • Aaron Eckhart
    Aaron Eckhart - President Benjamin Asher
  • Morgan Freeman
    Morgan Freeman - Speaker Allan Trumbull
  • Angela Bassett
    Angela Bassett - Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs
  • Melissa Leo
    Melissa Leo - Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan



Customer rating

4.6
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Movie with A Die Hard-esque Plot

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    R4z3r

    First, let me say that I truly enjoyed this movie. It was fun, fast paced, and overall filled with some fun twists and turns. The characters are interesting, and decently developed (i.e. they won't win character development awards but they are believable in the movie's context). The film features a low-frequency heavy DTS-MA audio track, with solid explosions, 360º range of bullet fire, and generally clear dialogue (a bit low on the volume scale for my tastes but with "night mode" on my receiver, it brought this a bit more in line). The movie was fun and kept me interested, whether as I was ducking under my coffee table with the sound of a bullet flying by or my breathing slowing as the character sneaks. The video was good, presented in a well saturated 1080P. It was generally a dark movie though filled with some bright moments. For this reason it may be best to watch the movie in a dark room or at night so that the textures in the darkness aren't washed out by sunlight on the TV. Overall, while enjoyable this movie isn't something I would go back to. The movie was good, and features a Die Hard-esque plot (one man vs. incredible odds) which is predictable once you get a quarter of the way into the movie. The characters are fun and they had my interest, but I never found myself truly "routing" for any characters. I couldn't get behind them fully as I never felt I understood the villains motives. The plot just kind of drops the motive on you and keeps going without any build up or solid explanation. While the plot had it's weaknesses, it was fun, enjoyable and a fresh action romp that will keep those looking for a fun action movie without too much depth satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent filming of scenes, very believable.

    Posted
    Albert
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    Gerard Butler is perfect for the part. He is the last hope of all involved in this drama that could have ended into a nuclear disaster and possibly the end of the real world. From the start to finish, it was very exciting, full of surprises which put you on the edge of your easy chair expecting for the worse to come. Excitement builds up from the moment the President's wife was killed when her car fell off the bridge but the President was saved. The sequence of events when the terrorits attacked the White House from a plane, the slow response by homeland security, the final takeover of the white house by the terrorists, their cruelty to the hostages, the betrayal by one American, the dramatic excape of Connor, son of the President, taking of the hostages, Mike's ability to win against all odds, the final triumph of good against evil. These all lead to the dramatic conclusion and a feeling of satisfaction for those watching this movie. This is a feel good movie but I also felt sympathy for those who died and destruction of old landmarks in the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Olympus Has Fallen

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    Starman
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    One of the best action packed movies, that actually has a purpose and has a great diolog! I love Gerard Buter, as well Aaron Eckhart, so it was a no brainer for me to see this movie. The interaction between Butler and Eckheart was trully amazing and I hope to see them in other movies. For men, they had amazing chemistry between them and that pulled me more into the movie. The movie was easy to follow, even though it was loaded with action and things blowing up. A real survival movie! I have actually purchased this for my movie collection. That's how phenomenal this movie was! I give this movie 5 stars hands down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Action moview with an amazing cast

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    MRCEagle
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    I saw this movie in theaters and when i saw the Blue Ray DVD combo pack on sale I picked it up. this is my first Blue Ray purchase and I do not have the player. So this allowed me to buy the new Technology while still getting the tech I currently have. The movie is well done and you really care about the characters. The Cast is fantastic and they do a great job in their roles. The movie is well passed and action sequences are impressive. Visual effects were also very good. My father actually questioned weather or not they allowed a plain to fly over the Washington Mall. My only big complain is it was very much like Die Hard 1. There are literally scenes that have nearly identical scenario and speech. but this is a step up form the preview which to made made it seem like an Under Siege sequel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Action Military Movie in a LONG time!

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    Anonymous
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    We saw this movie in theaters so no wonder the day this came onto blu ray we made sure it was added into our collection. Since purchasing it on the 13th of August, I am sure that we have seen it at least a dozen times. This movie is fast paced high adrenaline action from start to finish. The special effects are amazing and if you have surround sound, it's one of the best experiences you'll have with a movie in your home. This movie makes you sad, happy and brings back your love for the US. It's a great movie and should be seen immediately, once you see it, you'll buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Thrilling action marred by plot flaws

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    123654
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    Gerard Butler continues to shine in this suspenseful action tale. He is assisted by excellent acting from almost everyone. I was disappointed in some of the plot flaws (SPOILER ALERT): 1) Only three people have a portion of a nuclear missile code and the president tells the other two to give the code up to terrorists rather than risk torture. No one would do that - not to be callous, but they knew the job was dangerous when they took it. 2) When this code was created to destroy rogue nuclear missiles, no one thought that it could be used to prevent US nuclear response OR that nothing prevented the missiles from being destroyed in their silos - turning America into a nuclear wasteland.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Remember the 90's?

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    FozzieOH
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    Remember the 1990's awesome action movies? This brings that feeling back. I told my buddy before we saw it in the theater - "Are you ready for Gerard Butler to kill EVERYONE?" I was right. Always nice to see some special forces guy come out of retirement and destroy the bad guy. Classic action film, with classic action plot. Main hero is struggling with an issue that takes him out of the game, he has an opportunity to redeem himself etc.. etc.. gets a load of punishment from the bad guys, but ultimately... you know the rest. Gotta watch it, gotta love it, if you enjoyed any action movie in the 90's.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    PeteB
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    It started the series off in DC with an unimaginable feat... Terrorists taking over the White House, But Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) Saves the day in this action packed assault on the senses... Wow! don't I sound like a jacket copyrighter.. (if you don't get the watch more movies ;) ) great movie, got both this one and London Has Fallen at Best Buy for great price for both Blu-ray and Digital combo pack...

    I would recommend this to a friend



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