Gerard Butler returns as constantly-in-trouble Secret Service Agent Mike Banning in Angel Has Fallen, the third film in the franchise following Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen.
The threequel finds Banning on the run after being framed for the attempted murder of the US President (Morgan Freeman, back in his Deep Impact role?). Cue the mayhem and a body count as he attempts to uncover the real threat. Jada Pinkett Smith is an agent on Banning’s tail and Nick Nolte plays his tough dad.
If you’ve loved the previous two films, no doubt this one’s for you. This writer enjoyed the old-school care-free vibe of the first film, which played out like a Die Hard throwback. London Has Fallen took itself way too seriously for its own good, and didn’t really have that fist-pumping fun element that can carry these type of actioners. Fingers crossed for this one.
Angel Has Fallen, directed by Ric Roman Waugh (Snitch, Felon, Shot Caller), hits Australian and US cinemas on August 23.
Official synopsis for 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 is directed by Ric Roman Waugh from a screenplay by Robert Mark Kamen and Matt Cook & Ric Roman Waugh, story by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt, and based on characters created by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt. Lionsgate and Millennium Media present, a Millennium Films/G-Base production.