I recently saw the movie White House Down. Generally, I was pleased with the movie. I was hesitant at first because I don’t like loud noises, and this was an action movie. Yet White House Down does not have a lot of cheap tricks to make you jump in your seat, which is a major positive. This is not the only positive, of course; the movie makes you think, is witty, and is an overall fun romp.
White House Down hits some very funny notes, and the movie contains some dialog that makes you think about the nature of politics and how hard it is to be true to yourself when involved in it. For instance, the President (Jamie Foxx), looks up to Lincoln and tries to live up to the man that he reveres. Additionally, his character delivers one of the most poignant lines of the film, asserting that the President was not a politician at first; rather, the office made him a politician. It will make one ponder if this is true for today’s politicians in reality.
Whether you’re a political junkie, like to think or just enjoy a great action film, White House Down is for you! It has the high-energy that you want, things blowing up, and witty and timely dialog. It’s an overall “what if” about what would happen if Washington D.C. were to come under attack by terrorists.