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If you’re one of those people who thought Antoine Fuqua’s “Olympus has Fallen” took itself way too seriously, then Roland Emmerich’s similarly themed “White House Down”, well, doesn’t appear to be doing that at all. Which is probably a good idea. After all, you’ve got Channing Tatum running around the halls of the White House saving the day. That’s funny right there. And oh yeah, this trailer is like a total 180-degrees from the first “White House Down” trailer, which was all explosions and smoke and seriousness. It’s amazing how different a movie can look depending on the guy cutting the trailer.
By the way, Jamie Foxx’s President is apparently a big ol nerd in the movie, which I find really funny for some reason. I mean, he even drops the rocket launcher! Oh, you.
Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.
“White House Down” also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins, Rachelle Lefevre, Joey King, Lance Reddick, Garcelle Beauvais, Jason Clarke, Jake Weber.
Going into the library this June 28, 2013.
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