White House Down
Reviewed by Delphi Ellis
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, Joey King
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Length: 137 minutes
John Cale (Channing Tatum) is just a hard working guy who is trying to make amends with his 11 year old daughter, Emily (Joey King). Emily's fascination with the White House combined with John's desire to be in the Secret Service takes them on a day trip they're not likely to forget.
Meanwhile President Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) is fighting his own battles as he strives to achieve peace around the world. On the day his trusted colleague and Head of the Secret Service, Walker (James Woods) resigns after years of loyal service, the White House finds itself vulnerable to an enemy attack. As a result, the fate of the presidency lies firmly in the hands of unexpected heroes and villains.
This movie is entertaining, engaging and contains the right blend of humour and action. Whilst there are some predictable elements, there are unexpected developments which keep you interested and occasionally on the edge of your seat. The special effects and fight scenes were superb, and a great partnership between Tatum and Foxx means you won't be disappointed.
Now showing at Cineworld Milton Keynes and other cinemas across the country.