Wednesday, July 10, 2013
White House Down: But Not Out
You knew it was going to happen. Tatum Channing was going to remove his shirt. He's now in the running with Matthew McConaughey for the most exposed pecs on the big screen.
With that out of the way, we can discuss the movie. Low expectations is the best way to approach this bombastic summer action thriller. Choose a theater with tasty popcorn and an active air conditioner. Then sit back, suspend with disbelief and enjoy the ride.
So why is an evil enemy trying to take down the president — the miscast Jaime Foxx?
Your guess is as good as anyone's.
You'll hear some mumbo jumbo about the industrial-military complex. And also some babbling about Arab vs home-grown terrorists. Both could be interesting plot points. But aren't.
Down throws in some humor to show it's not taking itself too seriously. And if you approach this megaplex experience in the same spirit, you won't be disappointed.