A few things have fallen in this franchise. Olympus has fallen, London has fallen and now, Angel has fallen. You know what hasn’t fallen? The box office receipts! As long as those keep coming in and they keep with this great tried and true formula of action and violence, these movies will keep coming. I for one hope they do because I enjoy them all. This one gets a solid 3.5 Icees out of 5.
If I enjoy it so much, why only 3.5 Icees? Well, I enjoy it for what it is… a fun movie with a hero fighting against it all (defining “it” is a whole different thing). In this case “it” is the FBI, the Secret Service and pretty much the whole country. There are some obvious drawbacks though. For one, you know who the bad guys are right away and predictability is never good. For another, some of the lines are cheesy. That’s probably why it has a 40% rating from RottenTomatoes.com from the critics. That doesn’t mean it’s not fun to see (which is probably why it has a 95% rating from the audience at the same site), just not something that I can honestly give a super rating to (although 3.5 isn’t bad at all).
Gerard Butler does a good job of faking an American accent once again (he is from Scotland) and Morgan Freeman does his usual good work. However, to me the best performance in this movie goes to Nick Nolte. Even at 78 he can still deliver a good performance.
There is plenty of action, plenty of death, plenty of things that really couldn’t happen….. and most importantlly, plenty of fun!
There is a scene partway through the credits but none afterwards.