ANGEL HAS FALLEN (12)
D: Ric Roman Waugh
Lionsgate/Millennium Media/G-Base (Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Matt O'Toole, John Thompson, Les Weldon & Yariv Lerner)
W: Robert Mark Kamen, Matt Cook & Ric Roman Waugh [based on characters created by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt]
DP: Jules O'Loughlin
Ed: Gabriel Fleming
Mus: David Buckley
Gerard Butler (Mike Banning), Morgan Freeman (President Allan Turnbull), Danny Huston (Wade Jennings), Michael Landes (Sam Wilcox), Tim Blake Nelson (Vice President Martin Kirby), Nick Nolte (Clay Banning)
Gerard Butler is back as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, whilst Morgan Freeman is now the president, who Banning is served to protect.
Banning is double-crossed when the President is targeted in an attack, and goes on the run to clear his name and find those responsible, with a little help from his retired father (Nolte).
Predictable from the off, it borrows plots and themes from previous films as it goes through the regular motions. Personally, I don't think the first film of this series (Olympus Has Fallen) was good enough to warrant a sequel, so the fact that this has become a trilogy is really baffling for me, at least beyond the money-making reasons.
It's slightly better than London Has Fallen, but that really isn't saying much.