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By Precious Lyda Atriginio 

The White House is on fire!

Just kidding. Tune in to your movie radar with White House Down, an action-packed film that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Directed by Roland Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day), the movie explores the grandeur of the famous White House and a notional view of what happens when power is given to the wrong hands.

Equally gorgeous Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, G.I. Joe Retaliation) comes back on the screen as John Cale, a capitol policeman aspiring to be a secret service agent and is struggling to establish a good relationship with his daughter, Emily. But a sudden explosion while touring the White House occurred, leaving John to do whatever it takes to save his daughter and the president of the United Sates, portrayed as an Obama-like leader by Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained), from a heavy armed group of paramilitary invaders who plan to start a nuclear war. 

The plot takes on twists and turns as John tries to save the President armed only with guts and survival skills to stay in the game of cat and mouse set in the White House. The movie uses a lot of blood but also has a touch of light scenes as John and the President team up in order to track the invaders. 

Mixed with good cinematography, established characters combined with death defying stunts and engaging sound effects make for a satisfying, expected and explosive ending. On the negative side, the film was predictable and longer than expected. But compared to the similarly themed movie Olympus Has Fallen, the movie is not the best but possibly not the worst.

White House Down also stars Maggie Gyllenhall, Joey King, Richard Jenkins, James Woods, Michael Murphy and Jason Clarke which proved to be a good supporting cast for the film.

If you’re looking for an entertaining movie, White House Down sure is not that disappointing to watch.

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