Olympus Has Fallen was a really dumb movie, but it was a fun dumb movie. That part where Gerard Butler stabbed that dude in the brain? That was awesome! High five!
And even if, like The A.V. Club’s Scott Tobias, you didn’t like the first in the budding Has Fallen franchise, there’s still plenty to chuckle at in the first full trailer for the follow-up, London Has Fallen. Mike Banning’s (Gerard Butler) assertion that he’s made of “bourbon and poor choices” as he bros down with President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), for example. He should do stand-up comedy, he’s hilarious! Then there are the track-suited terrorists who fire rocket launchers into a meeting of world leaders attended, for plot purposes, by Asher and Banning. It’s just like Snatch! From then on, it’s a eardrum-shattering blur of exploding London landmarks, flipping police cars, terrorists in bespoke suits, Morgan Freeman’s gravitas, a single tear rolling down Angela Bassett’s cheek, fighter jets, and other deathly serious-yet-utterly ridiculous things. It’s beautiful.
London Has Fallen arrives to stab you in the brain until you’re lobotomized enough to enjoy it on March 4, 2016.