Part of the enduring appeal of 2013’s relatively low-budget, high-profit actioner Olympus Has Fallen was the film’s ability to not take itself so seriously. An old-school romp down to its very core, it allowed Gerard Butler to revel in the role of gruff one-man army Mike Banning, and that’s a hardboiled character that will soon be dispatched to the streets of the British capital for London Has Fallen.
Set for release in little over a week’s time, today brings forth the film’s first R-rated clip (via ScreenRant), and more than anything it reaffirms the sequel’s larger-than-life tone. Taking place shortly after the passing of the British Prime Minister, London Has Fallen brings together the world’s leading powers, only for the metropolis to become a hotbed of terrorist activity.
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Recent clips and trailers have showcased key monuments such as the London Eye, Tower Bridge and even the Houses of Parliament being sent sky-high, and today’s snippet is all about Butler’s agent kicking ass, taking names, and cursing like a sailor while doing so.
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London Has Fallen begins after the British Prime Minister passes away. His funeral then 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 (Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head, and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.