White House Down ★★★

Less an original film than remix of a lot of actioners that have gone before it. Beyond the Die Hard in the White House concept, the script lifts elements of The Rock and Air Force One, and echoes many other movies. That said, there are worse things than jamming together ideas from a bunch of great movies.

While it's typically dumb and, by the end, as (literally) flag waving as any Michael Bay movie, the action is generally coherent, the script quite good fun and the leading performances, from Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and James Woods, all nicely pitched.

Given the influences, it's not as good as you might hope, but this is a solid Friday night action movie.