Three stars for unbelievable stunts and maybe same amount for Sharlto Copley's transformations, yet this is a "film" only in the broadest sense of the word - not even a "videogame movie", this is a live action videogame which approaches it's characters and story in the vein of the first "Doom" ("Story in a game is like a story in a porn movie. It's expected to be there, but it's not that important.").
Still, a very interesting cinematic experiment, but I can only hope it ends here.
Gerard Butler tries his best (and worst) to make a franchise out of his "Olympus Has Fallen" character and greatly exceeds the expectations at that (as there were basically none), proving himselft to be worthy successor of late Bruce Willis. Script lacks the wits and banter to make his character truly iconic (John McClane he is not), but still manages to be a perfectly serviceable entertainment. Hoping for a part three.
A perfectly executed lesson in world-building, stunt-staging, editing and non-stop suspense from the (mad) mastermind George Miller also serves as a huge middle-finger to modern-day action "products" - it's fast, brutal, violent and, at times, utterly mad.
We needed a film like this, and we got it - I'm not sure yet if I need a sequel, I just want to see this one again (and again) to soak in all the details!