London Has Fallen

Gerard Butler’s career hangs on this derivative, worn-out action movie trope

Gerard Butler’s faltering career hangs on this movie. A sequel even worse than his execrable Olympus Has Fallen, this bomb stitches together every imaginable worn-out action movie trope, soaks them in screen-saver SFX, and stirs in a moronic us-vs.-them mentality.

An impossibly heroic Secret Service agent (Butler), has to save the president’s life all over again when cookie-cutter terrorists blow up half of London and most of the group of 7 leaders. Derivative, mean-spirited, sadistic, terror porn. Note to Butler: are you aware that your career arc is starting to resemble Steven Seagal’s? Just sayin’. Japanese title: End of Kingdom (99 min)