CAST: Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler, Radha Mitchell, Shivani Ghai, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Angela Bassett, Waleed F Zuaiter
DIRECTION: Babak Najafi
DURATION: 1 hour 39 minutes
A lavish wedding party gets underway in Lahore, Pakistan. But the father of this bride is Aamir Barkawi (Aboutboul), a lethal arms dealer and one of the most wanted men in the world. A drone strike swiftly kills members of the wedding – including Barkawi’s daughter – but he escapes serious injury, and he and his sons vow vengeance. Two years later in Washington, D.C., Mike Banning and his wife Leah (Mitchell), their marriage stronger than ever, eagerly await the imminent arrival of their first child. Having remained the Secret Service Agent assigned to Asher, Banning is always on alert. When the British Prime Minster dies unexpectedly, Banning knows it is his duty to prep with Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs (Bassett) for them to accompany the President to the state funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. With every powerful world leader set to attend, the funeral should be the most protected event on Earth. Yet within moments of arriving, heads of government are assassinated and London landmarks are attacked. Asher, Banning, and Jacobs are ambushed and retreat amidst a hail of gunfire and explosives. The devastated British capital goes into lockdown.
The London police and armed forces realize that they have been compromised, with all communications being intercepted. Expect every action film cliche to be thrown in. Also, you might wonder what the heck Gerard Butler is doing with his career. But that said, it is clear that he knows his niche. Clearly, this one’s for die hard Butler fans.