To be honest with you Maniacs, I was sort of ignoring White House Down. Call it my prejudice against Channing Tatum or because we just had Olympus Has Fallen, but it is true. I was ignoring the news and trailers. Well I broke down and watched the trailer and it looks like fun. A perfect Summer Movie with a great cast mixed with action and humor. Yet, when I saw it was directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Stargate, Godzilla) the prejudice came right back. What are your thoughts on this flick, Tatum, and Emmerich? Are we ready for another Die Hard set at the White House? For some reason this one reminds me of Under Siege 2: Dark Territory.
Synopsis: In Columbia Pictures' White House Down, Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save his daughter, the president, and the country. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich, written by James Vanderbilt, and produced by Bradley J. Fischer, Harald Kloser, James Vanderbilt, Larry Franco, and Laeta Kalogridis. Executive Producers are Ute Emmerich, Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin.
White House Down arrives June 28th, 2013.