I have just finished watching this flick and I could not help but shake my head throughout half this movie.
I will not bore you with details but the basic premise is Jack Bauer being played by Gerard Butler and saving the day with everyone else including the main bad guy being pitifully inept at hand to hand combat though he does let in afew left hooks on our “Starring”
I was more interested in the general story arc and the intention of the movie makers in terms of what emotions they meant to stir in the viewers. After I watched the Matrix and then much later Inception I began to understand just how powerful movies are in molding the psyche of the target audience. I am a conspiracy theorist at heart and I do not fight it anymore. I smell a well articulated staged scenario that will scare Americans into believing they could easily be victims irregardless of the fact that they are the biggest aggressors on the planet.
Destruction or rather breaching of the white house by a foreign aggressor is like the end of days for American national pride. Thank their heavens they are saved by a tough talking all round bad ass loyalist who beats up everyone in his way.
That the main protagonist is a rogue North Korean is no coincidence and may help to temper the public to being more understanding when Obama decides that the threats by Kim jong have gone too far and ordering a preemptive strike.
There are so many plot holes in the movie that I stopped caring about the logic and just went with it. It isn’t feasible that anyone would get that close to the white house in a military plane (especially after 9/11) just when a foreign dignitary was visiting. And why are all those secret service guys so incompetent? and does noone have a bazooka to bring down 1 plane?
Its interesting that most US presidents are depicted as such die hard nationalists that would rather die than give up codes but we all know they are politicians first and hardly soldiers.
I give it a meh rating