But, speaking of political dramas,...
Now, the trailers for White House Down, similar to Olympus Has Fallen, have been released. This first trailer is the international version:
Who attacks the White House? We aren't told. Well, why not? Creating conflict is the primary aim of a art because it's conflict that we turn to art for catharsis. Granted, I am apt to strongly dislike this film, so reader beware, but it looks like it's going to serve me up plenty of reasons. After doing some research, I have discovered that Jason Clarke (Lawless, Zero Dark Thirty and The Great Gatsby) plays the lead of a group of mercenaries attacking the White House. This leads us to question the quote from Abraham Lincoln: who are the ones "tearing us apart," and what "freedoms" are we at risk for losing? You know I am ultra-conservative, and "gay marriage" or the right to kill a child in the womb are not rights or freedoms as far as I am concerned, but will it try to make it an issue? Abraham Lincoln has figured extensively in films lately and it's not surprising he's in this as well, we'll just need to be on our toes.
Now for Hugh Jackman's newest film:
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