Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: White House Down

Welcome to the triumphant return of a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

White House Down – Opening June 28, 2013

For the first 2013 installment of this returning feature, let’s take a look at a summer blockbuster whose title caught my eye on the IMDB home page. Roland Emmerich has proven himself a skilled action director regardless of the feasibility or believability of the scripts he directs, and if there’s one thing that recommends him more than anything it’s “Independence Day.” The last time he attacked the White House, it was fantastically exciting, and this summer release looks extremely thrilling. The first half of the trailer spells out an ominous quote from Abraham Lincoln while showing images of destruction, and all of the scenes featured in the second half are intense and gritty. The summary on IMDB has a “Die Hard” feel to it, which involves Channing Tatum’s cop helping to protect the President and the Oval Office from an invading army, while the trailer makes it look much more like an effects-heavy film with some serious chaos and pandemonium going on. Tatum has been making smart career decisions recently, and playing the action hero in a movie like this is a great choice. Jamie Foxx is a qualified candidate to play the President, and the cast also includes Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Woods as Secret Service agents as well as Richard Jenkins and Jason Clarke in the supporting cast. Since summer is so populated by big films, I can’t say that I’ll actually get around to seeing this, but the sight of an SUV belly-flopping upside down into a pool makes this one worth a look, I’d say.

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