Movie Review: Angel Has Fallen
He may not be the best Secret Service Agent in the world but he is the luckiest one. For Agent Mike Banning, (Gerard Butler) being there when it matters the most is his superpower and he displays it again in Angel Has Fallen. For the third time in as many films, he saves the President of the United States and destroys everything that stands against the American way. However, there is a twist in the tale this time, as his fellow agents believe he was part of a conspiracy to kill the President, and he has to prove his innocence and stop another assassination plot in the process.
Agent Banning Like Never Before
You may have seen him save The President but here he is accused of conspiring against the Head of State. After he thwarts an assassination attempt at the President (Morgan Freeman), Banning finds himself surrounded by federal agents who believe that he survived because he instigated the attack. Of course, it was not true but Banning had to go all-Rambo against the people who wanted him out of the way. Does he succeed is a question for another day, however those who know Banning have an idea.
The Bad Bad World of Dirty Politics
No matter where you are, politics is the root cause of all problems. In Angel Has Fallen, you get to know how politics destroys even the most powerful man in the world – the US President. Like the Hollywood movies of the 1990s, the President is shown to be a nice person surrounded by not so nice people. These people and their motives are the reason why it all comes down to Agent Banning who gets to save the President, again and again. Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman steal the spotlight because of their excellent chemistry and performance. They look like President and his Bodyguard and their fate keeps you engrossed in the plot.
Not every President has an Agent Banning
Agent Mike Banning is one of the most decorated Secret Service agents around, who will save the President by hook or by crook. Here he does the same thing as he escapes from custody, joins hands with his long-lost father, finds out the person behind the scheme and wins back the trust of his colleagues in typical Banning style. The film is to be watched for the amazing action sequences, a building collapsing, car chases and one man making a difference. It may not be Christmas time but the film takes you back in Die Hard era with a couple of minor changes, like the President for the wife and local terrorists for the Germans. What remains constant is the lone gunman who wins the day by using his fists, wits, and experience.