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Angel Has Fallen (2019 Movie) Review And Facts

Here comes the very first review of the third installment in the Fallen film series, Angel Has Fallen (2019) on Brainnews, powered by Wikipedia. The previous fallen series include; Olympus Has Fallen (2013), London Has Fallen (2016).

Angel Has Fallen (2019 Movie) Review And Facts

Angel Has Fallen is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Ric Roman Waugh, starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman in the lead roles, with Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte and Danny Huston in supporting roles. It is the third installment in the Fallen film series, following Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016). The film follows United States Secret Service agent Mike Banning, who must race against time to clear his name after being framed for an attack on the US President, Allan Trumbull.

It is scheduled to be released in the United States on August 23, 2019, by Lionsgate.

Plot

After the events in the previous film, Secret Service agent Mike Banning finds himself framed for an assassination attempt on President Allan Trumbull. Pursued by his own agency and the FBI, Banning turns to unlikely allies in a race against time to clear his name and uncover the real terrorist threat.

Cast

Gerard Butler as United States Secret Service agent Mike Banning, Clay’s son and Leah’s husband.

Morgan Freeman as President Allan Trumbull

Danny Huston as Wade Jennings

Michael Landes as Sam Wilcox, White House Chief of Staff

Tim Blake Nelson as Vice President Kirby

Nick Nolte as Clay Banning, Mike’s father.

Piper Perabo as Leah Banning, Mike’s wife. Perabo replaced Radha Mitchell, who played the role in the previous films.

Jada Pinkett Smith as FBI Agent Helen Thompson

Lance Reddick as Secret Service Director David Gentry

Mark Arnold as CIA Director James Haskell

Chris Browning as Militia Man

Antonio Bustorff

Frederick Schmidt as Travis Cole

Joseph Millson as FBI agent Ramirez

Production

On October 28, 2016, it was announced that a sequel titled Angel Has Fallen is in development, with Gerard Butler reprising his role, as well as once again acting as a producer on the film.

On July 25, 2017, Ric Roman Waugh was announced as director for Angel Has Fallen. On January 10th, 2018, Holt McCallany joined the cast as Wade Jennings, an ex-military turned head of a technology company. On January 18, 2018, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tim Blake Nelson are confirmed to appear in Angel Has Fallen and the filming of it is set to start on February 7, 2018. On February 13, 2018, Piper Perabo joined the cast. On March 12, 2018, Lance Reddick joined the cast as Secret Service Director Gentry. Aaron Eckhart, who played president Benjamin Asher in the first two films, is not returning to this film as The President of the United States. On March 21, 2018, Michael Landes is set to portray White House Chief of Staff Sam Wilcox. On January 22, 2019, David Buckley was announced as the film’s composer, replacing Trevor Morris who scored the previous 2 films.

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Angel Has Fallen commenced filming in Virginia Water Lake and continued throughout the United Kingdom and Bulgaria. McCallany had to drop out of his role on Angel Has Fallen due to scheduling conflicts with the show Mindhunter and was replaced by Danny Huston.

Filming took place at Pinewood Studios, Bray Studios, Longcross Studios and Nu Boyana Film Studios.

Release

The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on August 23, 2019.

Box office

In the United States and Canada, Angel Has Fallen is projected to gross $13–15 million from 3,200 theaters in its opening weekend.

Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 50% based on 42 reviews, with an average rating of 5.32/10. The website’s critical consensus reads: “Cut from the same rough cloth as its predecessors, Angel Has Fallen rounds out a mostly forgettable action trilogy in fittingly mediocre fashion.” On Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 44 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.

David Ehrlich of IndieWire gave the film a “D+”, saying that “[w]ith Nolte as his bonkers dad, Gerard Butler’s mediocre action franchise and his mediocre American accent find a mediocre conclusion.”

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