Hollywood loves to get in its own way. It seems almost every year we get two movies built around strikingly similar subjects, be they volcanos, asteroids, or Truman Capote.
This year its terrorist attacks on the White House. Fun! The first, “Olympus Has Fallen” came and went with little fanfare leaving “White House Down” as the Presidency-under-siege movie to beat in 2013.
From the looks of the trailer “White House Down” does have a few things going for it. First I think this would have to qualify as Roland Emmerich’s art-house movie since he is only destroying a couple of buildings as opposed to the entire world.
Second Channing Tatum looks to be in top form as he charmingly John-McClanes his way across the West Wing.
Lastly, we have a bit of a wild card with President Jamie Foxx as the trailer leaves it a little unclear if we’re seeing Phoning-It-In Jamie Foxx (“Miami Vice” “The Kingdom”) or if we are getting All-In Jamie Foxx (“Django Unchained”). I guess it all depends on if the “P” in President is silent.