Gerard Butler returns as Mike Banning in ‘London Falls’. Released in 2016, this sequel to “The Fall of the White House” was butchered by some of the press.
The Fall of London : attack on the English capital
after The Fall of the White House, Gerard Butler participate in 2016 The Fall of London. A second opus in which President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), US Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs (Angela Bassett) and police officer Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) travel to the English capital for the funeral of the British Prime Minister. The terrorists have actually poisoned the politician and want to take advantage of his funeral to eliminate many of the world’s great leaders.
As the attackers destroy part of the city, Mike Banning manages to protect Benjamin Asher and pull him out of danger. But their enemies – Pakistani arms traffickers – clearly have no intention of letting them off the hook so easily…
Morgan Freeman, Mitchell turn, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo, Jackie Earle Haley, Alon Abutbul, Charlotte Riley AND Adel Bencherif complete the cast of the action film, directed by Babak Najafi (Mary proud). A second part which was massacred by the international press when it was published.
An action movie butchered by the press
As related byIndependent in 2016, The Fall of London is particularly accused of racism and is accused of want to “sow fear after the attacks” that hit Paris in 2015, and not to respect the victims’ families. ABOUT varietyfeature film is “ugly and reactionary”, “racist” and “Islamophobic”. The Hollywood Reporter in turn ensures that the action film feeds the “paranoia” after the attacks that took place in November 2015 in the French capital. Criticisms that can also be found in the French press, even if some media mention them despite everything an honest and uninhibited B series.
These criticisms follow a controversy caused by the release of the trailer, a few days before the commemoration of the attacks that had hit London eleven years ago. On July 7, 2005, four explosions occurred on public transport and caused 56 deaths and more than 780 injuries. Philip Nelson, chairman of the Tavistock Square Memorial (one of the sites affected by the attacks), said afterwards:
This is not the first time that Hollywood has been shocked. If the story is about terrorism, it is extremely shocking. People have died recently from terrorist attacks in Tunisia. And then, is summer really the best time to promote this kind of film?
Reprimands that do not prevent Mike Banning from returning to cinema in 2019 in The fall of the President. But in this third opus, the enemy comes this time from within.