Angel Has Fallen (2019)

Angel Has Fallen
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Writer: Robert Mark Kamen, Matt Cook, Ric Roman Waugh
Sequel to: Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen
Cast: Gerard Butler, Piper Perabo, Morgan Freeman, Frederick Schmidt, Danny Huston, Rocci Williams, Lance Reddick, Michael Landes, Tim Blake Nelson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nick Nolte
Seen on: 2.9.2019

Plot:
Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is still working as the leading Secret Service agent to protect the President (Morgan Freeman), but he is in talk to be promoted to Director. Mike is hesitant to accept, though, as he has health issues he is keeping from the President and from his wife Leah (Piper Perabo). Before he can make any decisions, though, the President is attacked and all the agents protecting him are killed – all but Mike, who is injured, and the President himself, who is in a coma. Quickly, blame falls on Mike and Mike has to run to find out who is actually responsible for the attack.

Angel Has Fallen is probably my favorite of the three Fallen films. That doesn’t mean that it’s a good film, but it is the perfect film to get drunk to and laugh about.

The film poster showing Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) in the front, wearing an armored vest and holding a gun. Behind him walks President Trumbull (Morgan Freeman).
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Triple 9 (2016)

Triple 9
Director: John Hillcoat
Writer: Matt Cook
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer, Michael Kenneth Williams, Clifton Collins Jr.
Seen on: 21.5.2016

Plot:
Michael (Chiwetel Ejiofor) used to be in the special forces, but now he works as a private contractor. And currently he’s been contracted by Irina (Kate Winslet) who runs the Russian mob in Atlanta. Although Michael is not particularly happy with his assignment, she forces his hand to pull off an impossible heist. Together with his crew, a mix of dirty cops and professional criminals, they realize that the only chance they have to pull it off is if they kill a cop as a distraction for their heist. But things don’t go as planned.

Triple 9 was one of the quietest releases ever, especially considering cast and crew involved in the film. After having seen it, though, it seems pretty clear that they simply didn’t want to waste any more money on a movie that fails in almost everything.

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