It's Monday again! The weekend went by too fast as it always does. I did get my new yoga mat & that was pretty exciting. I'll do a short review of that later in the week. Husband & I hung out with our friends next door Saturday night. Fergie always gets to tag along because she loves the 3 cats they have. I should've snapped some pictures but wasn't thinking about it. It's fun to watch them all play. She thinks they're dogs & they think she is another cat. Husband didn't last long but I ended up staying up to watch almost 3 movies! We were on a National Lampoon kick so we watched the 1st Vacation, Xmas Vacation & got 1/2 way through Eurpoean Vacation. Fun times! On to my movie review...
Movie: Olympus Has Fallen
Main Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Dylan McDermott
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is an ex-guard for the President (Aaron Eckhart). At the beginning of the movie, he ends up making a decision to save the President & letting the First Lady die after a terrible car crash on a bridge during a snow storm. Jump forward 18 months & he's now working in the Treasury Department. During an attack on the White House, the President gets captured in his secure bunker & the killing spree begins. Mike ends up inside & very alone after all his ex co-workers get killed during the raid. He contacts the national security & works with Speaker Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) who has now taken over as acting President. The goal is to save the President's son & then save him. Lots of fighting & guns & blowing things up...after only about 5 minutes into the movie, the action begins & it really didn't stop the whole time. I was never bored & didn't even want to blink so I couldn't miss anything. The CGI got a tiny bit cheesy at times but other than that I loved it. I like all the cast individually & they worked so well together in the movie. If you enjoy non-stop intense action, watch the movie!
Have a great Monday!