Starring: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Jackie Earle Haley, Radha Mitchell, Charlotte Riley, Aaron Eckhart, Melissa Leo, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Robert Forster, Sean O’Bryan, Waleed Zuaiter
OUR RATING: ★★☆☆☆
Sequel action thriller directed by Babak Najafi. The story picks up in London, where the British Prime Minister has died under mysterious circumstances and all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. What starts out as the most protected event on Earth becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), his formidable Secret Service head Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), and a British MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Morgan Freeman also returns as the Vice President of the United States.
Our Favorite Quotes:'Find something you care about, and care deeply.' - Benjamin Asher (London Has Fallen) Click To Tweet 'We live in a dangerous world and we have few good options. But the worst option is to do nothing.' VP Allan Trumbull (London Has Fallen) Click To Tweet
Mike Banning: Hell of a presidential race, sir.
Benjamin Asher: Every day it’s the same damn joke.
[Banning starts running backwards]
Benjamin Asher: What the hell do they make you out of?
Mike Banning: Bourbon and poor choices.
Mike Banning: I was wondering when you were going to come out of the closet.
Benjamin Asher: That’s not funny.
Benjamin Asher: Most important thing, never criticize, always encourage. You just want them to be passionate. That’s what I always tell my son. Find something you care about, and care deeply. That and the Golden Rule. Treat others as you like to be treated.
News Reporter: An attack has decimated the British capitol.
News Reporter: Five of the world’s leaders are now dead. The American President is unaccounted for.
Barkawi: To our friends in the West.
VP Allan Trumbull: Barkawi.
Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan: Number six on the ten list.
VP Allan Trumbull: What do you want?
Barkawi: Your president.
VP Allan Trumbull: That’s not going to happen.
Barkawi: Then everything death from this moment forward will be on your head.
Barkawi: London is just the first stop. Just imagine every major city descending into chaos. Your president dies tonight.
VP Allan Trumbull: We have to find Barkawi before he finds the president.
Barkawi: We’re going to kill him slowly and broadcast it live.
Mike Banning: Yeah? I think you should have brought more men.
Benjamin Asher: [to Banning] I will not be executed as propaganda. You don’t let them take me; if it comes to it I want you to kill me. That’s an order.
VP Allan Trumbull: To those who threaten our freedom, America will rise up. But make no mistake, we will find you and we will destroy you.
Mike Banning: Brace for impact!
Mike Banning: [gives Asher a gun] Stay in this room and wait for me to come back.
Benjamin Asher: And if you don’t come back?
Mike Banning: Then you’re f***ed.
Benjamin Asher: That’s inspiring.
SAS SGT: There’s more than a hundred terrorists in there!
Mike Banning: Yeah? Well, they should’ve brought more men.
Mike Banning: [fighting Kamran] You know what you a**holes don’t get? We’re not a f***ing building! We’re not a f***ing flag! We’re not just one man! A**holes like you have been trying to kill us for a long f***ing time. But you know what? A thousand years from now, we’ll still f***ing be here!
Aamir Barkawi: Vengeance must always be profound and absolute.
VP Allan Trumbull: Our hearts go out to the people of London and to our friends around the world. Far too many people died for no good reason. There are those who will say that this would never have happened if we would just mind our own business. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Frankly, we live in a dangerous world and we have few good options. But the worst option is to do nothing. And finally, we owe it to our children and to their children to engage in the world. God bless you all and God bless the United States of America.