After successfully foiling two assassination attempts on the US president in Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016), this third instalment in the modest-budget action franchise sees the tables turn on Gerard Butler’s world-weary secret service agent. Wisely choosing not to compete with the grand-scale blockbusters dominating today’s marketplace, Angel Has Fallen harks back to the more gritty, grounded action films of the 1980s, while taking a few half-hearted swings at American politics and the privatisation of the war on terror.
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