History Film / OlympusHasFallen

30th Mar '16 12:57:49 AM marcoasalazarm
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* CodeEmergency: The titular code: "White House taken by hostile forces, all agents on-site are dead."
14th Mar '16 12:07:00 AM Tyk5919
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A sequel movie, ''Film/LondonHasFallen'', is scheduled to debut worldwide by 2016.

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A sequel movie, ''Film/LondonHasFallen'', is scheduled to debut was released worldwide by on March 4, 2016.
7th Mar '16 2:08:20 PM Damar
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** Also, a female terrorist uses a sniper rifle during the initial assault on the White House and, rather than being the token female villain as would normally be suggested by this, Banning promptly shoots her in the head.

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** Also, a female terrorist uses a sniper rifle during the initial assault on the White House and, rather than being the token female villain as would normally be suggested by this, Banning promptly shoots her in the head. Another female terrorist is shot by a Secret Service agent.
6th Mar '16 7:26:11 AM contrafanxxx
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: When Ruth [=McMillan=] is dragged off by the terrorists, she yells, "I pledge allegiance! To the flag! Of the United States of America!"
1st Mar '16 1:28:53 PM Larkmarn
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* MilitariesAreUseless: In order to facilitate the DieHardOnAnX format, the armed forces have to have a shockingly poor showing defending the nation's capital. They not only fail to stop the incursion before it happens, and they don't really do anything but die spectacularly.
26th Feb '16 6:46:56 AM Larkmarn
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* AirventPassageway: Rare {{Justified}} example: The person going through said passageway is a child small enough to fit in it, and the passage is made of stone, avoiding the problematic "[[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Why, Thor the god of thunder is trying to enter my building!]]" scenario.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in-universe by the kid asking Banning how he was gonna fit in the passageway.

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* AirventPassageway: Rare {{Justified}} example: The person going through said passageway is a child small enough to fit in it, and the passage is made of stone, avoiding the problematic "[[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Why, Thor the god of thunder is trying to enter my building!]]" scenario.
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scenario. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in-universe by the kid asking Banning how he was gonna fit in the passageway.



*** On the other hand, the guns were camouflaged and the the aircraft didn't look anything like an AC-130. It wasn't even armed like an AC 130 which has an 105mm howitzer a 40mm cannon and a 25 mm cannon all on the port side, the C-130 in the movie had two Vulcan cannons on the port side and two Vulcan cannons on the starboard side. It was most likely a custom job indistinguishable from a cargo C-130 in which case the F-22 would probably have approached in the same way as they did in the movie.



*** This is a case of RealityIsUnrealistic: the 30 to 100 nautical miles range depending on the model of the AMRAAM, is at altitudes of above 10000m and fired at an approaching aircraft. In reality if fired, as in the movie, at treetop altitude and from behind the target, due to the denser atmosphere and the lower relative velocity, the AMRAAM would have a range a little over 5 nautical miles.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Kang's mom died from stepping on an American landmine, so he plans on destroying the United States and re-igniting the UsefulNotes/KoreanWar. This despite the fact that his own father was ''executed'' by the North Korean government for crimes against the People's Republic.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
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Kang's mom died from stepping on an American landmine, so he plans on destroying the United States and re-igniting the UsefulNotes/KoreanWar. This despite the fact that his own father was ''executed'' by the North Korean government for crimes against the People's Republic.



* HiddenInPlainSight: [[spoiler:Kang runs his extremist paramilitary outfit whilst being the South Korean prime minister's head of security. It helps that prior to the events of the film, he'd never been photographed.]]

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* HiddenInPlainSight: HiddenInPlainSight:
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[[spoiler:Kang runs his extremist paramilitary outfit whilst being the South Korean prime minister's head of security. It helps that prior to the events of the film, he'd never been photographed.]]



* ImprobableAimingSkills: Banning gets a pretty high head count with just a pistol.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: ImprobableAimingSkills:
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Banning gets a pretty high head count with just a pistol.



** Though in Kang's case it only works because the President can't take seeing his people get tortured and orders them to give up the codes, being confident that he could personally resist any torture once they got to him. In the case of Banning, his killing of the first terrorist shows the second that he's not playing around, as they seem to assume, at first, that he's going to give them the Army Field Manual (aka Kid Gloves) treatment.



* WouldHitAGirl: The villains [[KickTheDog shoot a woman because she can't stop screaming]], and Kang personally beats the female Secretary of Defense half to death to get her security code.

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* WouldHitAGirl: WouldHitAGirl:
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The villains [[KickTheDog shoot a woman because she can't stop screaming]], and Kang personally beats the female Secretary of Defense half to death to get her security code.



* ZergRush: How the terrorist force manages to take the White House: after blowing a hole in the fence with suicide bombers, they rush across the lawn with large numbers of troops. About half of the terrorists are killed by the Secret Service and DC police, even with the support of their machine-gun trucks and the strafing run by the AC-130.

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* ZergRush: ZergRush:
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How the terrorist force manages to take the White House: after blowing a hole in the fence with suicide bombers, they rush across the lawn with large numbers of troops. About half of the terrorists are killed by the Secret Service and DC police, even with the support of their machine-gun trucks and the strafing run by the AC-130.AC-130.
** The Secret Service's response as well is to run headlong into the fire from those trucks and AC-130 fire with no consideration given to cover. Since the terrorists have better numbers, they win out.
26th Feb '16 5:53:07 AM Larkmarn
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* HollywoodTactics: The Secret Service agents seriously does not have any idea of what cover is. They just stand there in the middle of the lawn, standing upright while trying to shoot the enemy that is rushing them. The last of them only take cover because Banning told them to take cover.

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* HollywoodTactics: HollywoodTactics:
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The Secret Service agents seriously does not have any idea of what cover is. They just stand there in the middle of the lawn, standing upright while trying to shoot the enemy that is rushing them. The last of them only take cover because Banning told them to take cover.



** More like FridgeBrilliance actually: the purpose of a Secret Service security detail is not to gun down assailants but to put their bodies between their charge and the assailants. It's very probable that taking cover is not stressed in their training and instead that they are indoctrinated to charge recklessly into fire, instead of caring for their own asses, to draw fire away from the one they are protecting. So in this case Secret Service agents staying in the middle of the lawn and charging into machine gun fire actually makes sense. Banning on the other hand had been removed from a protection detail for more then a year so he had probably reverted to his original and much stronger training and indoctrination from his Special Forces days, hence he reacts "smarter" by taking cover.
24th Jan '16 1:44:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* ForcesWithFirepower: With the imminent treat of an escalation of the Korean War, various global powers initiate their military responses for the worst-case-scenario of the potential fallout:
** {{Chinese With Chopper Support}}: No, no they're not the villains in the film. Briefly mentioned in a news report that China, along with Russia and India, have placed their soldiers in high alert and are mobilizing them, probably just incase of a spillover of the possible Korean conflict.
** {{Indians with Iglas}}: A news report states that India has mobilized their army as a conflict between North and South Korea is imminent.
** {{North Koreans with Nodongs}}: Well, [[CaptainObvious duh!]] Except these aren't the Korean People's Army. The terrorists in the film are rogue faction of North Koreans, with martial arts training and high-tech weaponry. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even the DPRK government denies allegations of involvement of the terrorist attack on the White House]].
** {{Russians with Rusting Rockets}}: Once again, not the villains of the film. Briefly mentioned in a news report that Russian soldiers have been mobilized as U.S. Forces in South Korea pull out and conflict between the two Koreas seem imminent.
** {{South Koreans with Marines}}: A news report mentions that the Republic of Korea Army has been pulling out reserves and massed troop concentrations on the DMZ [[spoiler: after U.S. Forces Korea pulls out]], in anticipation for the possible North Korean invasion.
** YanksWithTanks: The U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and the Navy SEALS are featured. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: none of them engages the terrorists on screen, except the Air Force, which shoots down the fake AC-130]].
1st Jan '16 4:41:09 PM poi99
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* ShownTheirWork: The producers got several things right about Kang's intentions, as stated to the President. He refers to the Korean War as a civil war that the US interrupted, which is how the North really does see the US intervention. He also blames the US for the fact that his people are living on subsistence, which is again, a real North Korean claim. Obviously the reality is that the North started the Korean War, and that the people are starving because the government keeps all the food for itself and the military, in addition to general mismanagement and over dependence on foreign aid. And America does what it wants.

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* ShownTheirWork: The producers got several things right about Kang's intentions, as stated to the President. He refers to the Korean War as a civil war that the US interrupted, which is how the North really does see the US intervention. He also blames the US for the fact that his people are living on subsistence, which is again, a real North Korean claim. Obviously the reality is that the North started the Korean War, and that the people are starving because the government keeps all the food for itself and the military, in addition to general mismanagement and over dependence on foreign aid. And America does what it wants.
30th Dec '15 11:41:32 AM DarthKieduss
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* ShownTheirWork: The producers got several things right about Kang's intentions, as stated to the President. He refers to the Korean War as a civil war that the US interrupted, which is how the North really does see the US intervention. He also blames the US for the fact that his people are living on subsistence, which is again, a real North Korean claim. Obviously the reality is that the North started the Korean War, and that the people are starving because the government keeps all the food for itself and the military, in addition to general mismanagement and overdependence on foreign aid.

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* ShownTheirWork: The producers got several things right about Kang's intentions, as stated to the President. He refers to the Korean War as a civil war that the US interrupted, which is how the North really does see the US intervention. He also blames the US for the fact that his people are living on subsistence, which is again, a real North Korean claim. Obviously the reality is that the North started the Korean War, and that the people are starving because the government keeps all the food for itself and the military, in addition to general mismanagement and overdependence over dependence on foreign aid.aid. And America does what it wants.
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