ANGEL HAS FALLEN movie review is here. The third installment in the ‘Fallen’ film series, following OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (2013) and LONDON HAS FALLEN (2016), stars Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman in the lead roles. Does the third installment of the franchise by Ric Roman Waugh fulfils the expectations?. Find out in the movie review of ANGEL HAS FALLEN which releases in India on August 23, 2019.
Immediate reaction when the end credits roll
Mike Banning is back and that is enough for the loyal lover of the ‘Fallen’ franchise.
The Story of ANGEL HAS FALLEN
When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the President. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm and save the country from imminent danger.
ANGEL HAS FALLEN movie review
Not better than the previous two installments of the money spinning action franchise, but certainly has enough to please the crowd and fans in general, this THE FUGITIVE meets FIRST BLOOD meet ENEMY OF THE STATE mash up is watchable. Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is back.
Previously he fought with the North Koreans in OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, then taking the deadly extremist in LONDON HAS FALLEN, this time the task is tougher. When Mike Banning says, ‘Don,t you see that I’m being set up? He is damn right.
The Secret Service Agent now has to prove himself and fight the enemy within. With Nick Nolte as Gerard Butler’s eccentric father – a Vietnam veteran, brings in the extra charm and smile in this former stuntman Ric Roman Waugh helmed action adventure where bodies fly, trucks topple, bullets, knives, etc, are used frequently. It’s a mayhem but not unhealthy and gory. Looking for logics behind the script which is designed to please the fans/crowd and cash on the popularity of the franchise amongst Hollywood action buffs is not an ‘intelligent’ move. If you enjoy guns, muscle, bullets and all then fix your date with Mike Banning.
Having said that, it must be mentioned that in conceptualization ANGEL HAS FALLEN has a deeper and better theme (the identity crises thing) at least on paper. Mike Banning does not disappoint at all and is prime reason to watch this movie. And the incredible Morgan Freeman is cool and compassionate. And of course Nick Nolte ensures that the all pleasure is not from guns and goons.
In Sylvester Stallone’s RAMBO in Hollywood, or Sunny Deol’s action masala during the 90’s what you where bothered about more than anything else. How Stallone/Deol give it back to their enemies and/or the enemies of the society/nation. ANGEL HAS FALLEN is just that. Mike Banning is back to give it back.