After the disastrous Good day to Die Hard, I was sure I could take anything. Fortunately for me, this time I had no expectations. And what do you know, I had fun! OHF is the kind of film I grew up watching. America is under threat from another country, their president is under danger and the Hero has to save him. After innumerable such formulaic capers, I can doze off for 30 minutes and still know what is happening.
After Germans, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, this is USA's propaganda film against North Korea. So some Korean Terrorist infiltrates the diplomatic party from South Korea, which is visiting the White House. And you know what, except the South Korean Prime Minister everyone goes rogue and takes over the White House! Now, you do not ask logical questions in such movies. The holes are big,the thrill cliched, but it fun while it lasts. Also, Gerard Butler's character is neither as smart as John Mclaine (Die Hard) nor as smooth as Martin Riggs (Lethal Weapon), he is just about passable. Where the entire American security arsenal fails, Butler's grit works. Anyways, it's a passable, no brainer action thriller. Go for it if you have nothing else to do. Just make sure that some of your screws have fallen too!
So, after a wait of almost 3 months, Tarantino's controversial, double Oscar award winning film is here! I had written it's review in January for another Website. If you had not read it then, this is a good time to read the review! Needless to say, this is the MUST WATCH film this weekend...
"As a western film, it’s quite easily a classic. Even the opening credits are done in a traditional western fashion. The background score is amazing (a trademark of Tarantino) and the screenplay brisk. Though it’s a 2 hour 45 minute film, you are entertained throughout, especially because Tarantino has a knack of creating memorable moments through amazing scenes in a film. Every major scene has a sprinkling of comedy, even if its action! The dialogues are sharp, engrossing and entertaining, the characters spellbinding. Be it Dr.Shultz or Calvin Candie, you start living the characters, start feeling the contempt or the love for them. Another major character is played by Samuel L.Jackson, who is the head slave at Mr.Candie’s estate. He is a black slaver himself and is plays a very vital part in Candie’s cruel ways." Read Full Review: CLICK HERE