Columbia/Centropolis/Mythology (Roland Emmerich, Bradley J.
Fischer, Harald Kloser, James Vanderbilt, Larry J. Franco & Laeta Kalogridis)
W: James Vanderbilt
DP: Anna Foerster
Ed: Adam Wolfe
Mus: Harald Kloser & Thomas Wanker
Channing Tatum (John Cale), Jamie Foxx (James Sawyer), Maggie
Gyllenhaal (Carol Finnerty), Jason Clarke (Emil Stenz), Richard Jenkins (Eli Raphelson), James Woods (Martin Walker)
Along with the same year's Olympus Has Fallen (qv), it's a
Die Hard in the White House action movie with the US president being protected by a sole Secret Service Agent vs several bad guys.
Both movies are as bad (or good ) as each other in all
honesty, but this one wins points for having a more flamboyant double act in the form of Channing Tatum & Jamie Foxx rather than Gerard Butler & Aaron Eckhart (who are both given
poorly structured and underwritten characters in Olympus Has Fallen). Still, this action movie subgenre was done to death in the 1990's so, no matter the setting, it still feels incredibly
There are some huge irritants in this film, especially
Roland Emmerich making smug references to his previous movies and all the ridiculous product placement (Jamie Foxx's US president wearing Nike Air Jordans. Really.)
It's one of them films where it's best to remove your
brain before watching (or at least have lots of beer at the ready).