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Angel Has Fallen Quick Review – Action Shines While Plot Takes a Back Seat

Angel Has Fallen may not feature a mind bending plot that will keep you intrigued by its story alone, but it has some excellent action set pieces that ultimately make up for the generic narrative. If anything, it’s a great homage to the one man wrecking crew action flicks from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s that made Sly Stallone and Arnold famous.

You can check out my full review below in video for scripted formats.

“Hey now fans of things that have fallen, or will fall, Matt Heywood here to review Angel Has Fallen, or what I like to call a damn fun action movie with a brain dead plot. 

Let’s be real, we don’t go to movies like Angel Has Fallen for compelling narratives that are full of mystery, intrigue, and emotion. We go to movies like this to see pure unadulterated action, and the third film in the Fallen franchise pays off on that need in spades. 

The plot is as generic as it gets, and all of the supposed twists can be guessed within the first few minutes by anyone with a brain, but it doesn’t matter that you know what’s going to happen in the least. The pure enjoyment of watching Gerard Butler’s Mike Banning Rambo and Commando his way through this movie is worth the price of admission alone. Who cares if the script is janky, and the story is an afterthought!

The action set pieces are brilliantly explosive and definitely feature some top notch stunt work. In fact, if you love nothing but watching stuntmen get absolutely destroyed doing their job, then this is a flick for you. There are so many rag doll moments that you have to wonder how many of these men and women got injured making this movie. 

If you just love old school action movies with R-ratings, then you will enjoy Angel Has Fallen. Don’t go expecting to have your mind blown with a deep plot that is full of unforeseeable surprises though, because you will be disappointed. Just appreciate it for what it is, and that’s a throwback to the Sly and Arnold era of one man wrecking crews hellbent on bringing justice to the U.S. of A.!

Angel Has Fallen gets an 8 out of 10 review score from Team EB, and is highly recommended to see in theaters! 

Thanks for watching, I’m Matt Heywood signing off for Entertainment Buddha, where we make you a better geek, one post at a time.”

Review Summary

Story - 5
Cinematography - 9
Sound - 9
Acting - 7
Entertainment Value - 10

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Light on plot, but loaded with action, so if you're down for some wanton destruction, this is a flick for you.

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.