Film Review – White House Down

Director: Roland Emmerich
Screenplay: James Vanderbilt
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum, Joey King, James Wood, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke
Genre: Action, drama thriller
Rating: ***
Venue: Ster Kinekor Maerua Mall, Cine 2

What starts out as an absent father’s way of getting into his daughter’s good graces turns out to be a unfortunate incident. This happens when John Cale (Channing Tatum) takes his daughter Emily (Joey King) on a tour of the White House and ends up in the middle of a hostile plot to take over the government of the United States. Cale is forced to single handedly take out the bad guys who are under the leadership of the chief of security Martin Walker (James Wood) and protect the life of the president James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx).