A year and a half after Mike Banning, played by Gerard Butler, is fired from being a U.S. Army Ranger after an incident with the President of the U.S., the White House out of nowhere is under attack, and it won't just take a few troops to stop the North Korean invaders. They've brought a full on army. Sacrifices of a few troops, who cares? Not the leader of this operation, an apparent anonymous criminal who has made Bin Laden look like a kind Robin Hood. He takes the president of the U.S. hostage, and soon, the American flag goes down and the White House gets a new symbol. All of this happens so quickly with a surprise at every turn that you'll feel like you were on a roller coaster. So the North Koreans are now in control of the White House and have the president hostage. Olympus has Fallen. Now what? Now, there's a new current president, played by Morgan Freeman, and back at the White House, the North Koreans plan to do two things. Spoiler alert. 1: Get the American troops protecting the innocent South Korea from North Korea to leave so they can invade. 2: Get launch codes form the Americans to make America a complete quarantine zone.
The only person left on the American side and alive is Mike, and he must go out and prove to the president he is still capable.
There are a few torture scenes, but instead of being borderline upsetting, they are tense and ones you wouldn't want to forget. This movie is very similar to a video game, speaking of which, at the start there was a little viewing of Uncharted multiplayer. (I recognized it.) It gets higher points for not having a love triangle in it.