Way back in 2013, two different “Die Hard in the White House” movies wound up hitting theaters within mere months of each other. Despite the presence of Channing “Taters” Tatum, Roland Emmerich’s White House Down seems to have come and gone, but Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen registered as enough of a hit to garner a sequel with this year’s London Has Fallen. While its trailer, shockingly, doesn’t include a creepy children’s choir singing a slowed-down version of “London Bridge Is Falling Down,” it does feature plenty of gratuitous shots of rah-rah American ass-kicking courtesy of non-American Gerard Butler. It also shares glimpses of the film’s surprisingly solid supporting cast, featuring returning players Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Aaron Eckhart, Melissa Leo, and Robert Forster. Perhaps it was their burning love for their great country that compelled them to sign on for the sequel.
London Has Fallen hits theaters everywhere on March 4, but The A.V. Club and Gramercy Pictures have an opportunity for you to see it for free on March 2. For your chance to win a pair of passes to the advance screening, simply follow the link here and enter your information. Remember: Advance screenings are often intentionally overbooked, so be sure to arrive early if you want to guarantee yourself a seat. A brief synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
After the death of the British prime minister, the world’s most powerful leaders gather in London to pay their respects. Without warning, terrorists unleash a devastating attack that leaves the city in chaos and ruins. Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) springs into action to bring U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) to safety. When Asher falls into the hands of the sinister organization, it’s up to Banning to save his commander in chief from a horrible fate.