Olympus Has Fallen vs. White House Down

If you have to see one movie where terrorists take over the white house this year I’ve got excellent news.  There are two to choose from.  Here’s a quick rundown.

Presidents
In Olympus Has Fallen the president starts off as a white guy (Aaron Eckhardt) but the black speaker of the house (Morgan Freeman) has to step in as acting president.  Anytime we get Morgan Freeman playing the president I think we’re doing well as a society (see Deep Impact).   In White House Down the president is Jamie Foxx, who is black to begin with.  I’ve got my fingers crossed that Jamie sings.  He’s very talented.
 
Action Heros
In Olympus has Fallen Gerard Butler (an English guy that was in 300 a movie I never saw or have any real interest in seeing) plays a disgraced former secret service agent that let the first lady die in some kind of accident but when terrorists take over he is the only hope.  In White House Down Channing Tatum (Duke from the GI Joe movies) plays a rejected applicant to the secret service but when terrorists take over he is the only hope.

What I expect to See
I think I see both action heros pulling off a rescue of the president against very long odds.  In Olympus Has Fallen I pretty much expect to see a Die Hard remake where Gerard is Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman is the guy from Family Matters.  In White House Down I pretty much expect to see a Die Hard 3 remake where Channing is Bruch Willis and Jamie is Samuel L. Jackson.

Decision
My plan is to see both movies.

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