At one point in White House Down, young Emily (Joey King, who seems to be in everything these days) screams through tears to the bad guys “My Daddy is going to put you in jail!” This is when you know for sure that Director Roland Emmerich, and writer James Vanderbilt have a clear idea what type of movie they are making. There are times when you think White House Down is being played straight, but then a line like this comes and you are like, yes they really are yanking your chain. There’s also a ridiculous moment where she twirl’s a flag, but then every scene with Emily was groan inducing.
Although this is the second invasion of the White House of the year, it’s bigger, louder and, paradoxically, safer – thanks to its PG-13 rating – than Olympus Has Fallen. Also, it has an outstanding cast supporting an equally excellent core of stars who appear to be having the times of their lives. It takes the basic idea of bad guys invading the White House for nefarious purposes and then spins out all kinds of fun sub-plots.
On June 28th, we get the second – and judging from this trailer – better of the year’s two terrorists blow up the white House movies – White House Down. Check out the new trailer following the jump to see Channing Tatum confirming that he does the drama/humor mix as well as anyone – and Jamie Foxx as a very flexible POTUS.
Bad stuff going down in the White House – Take 2! White House Down stars Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum and is directed by the modern master of the event movie, Roland Emmerich. I don’t know if it will better than Olympus Has Fallen, but it for darn sure will be bigger!
White House Down hits theaters on June 28th.