MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Leaves No Genre Cliches Behind

Butler’s character finding the only existing payphone in America.

In a just universe, 2013’s White House Down, Roland Emmerich’s $150 million magnum opus, would have received multiple sequels by now, but we obviously don’t live in a just universe. We live in a universe where a failed businessman turned reality TV star occupies the White House and Olympus Has Fallen, Antoine Fuqua’s xenophobic, reactionary, regressive take on essentially the same material (Secret Service agent saves the…

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Mel Valentin

Mel Valentin

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