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Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx don't have much time in the trailer for White House Down

Mar. 26, 2013by: Niki Stephens

Here's the trailer for White House invasion movie #2-- Roland Emmerich's WHITE HOUSE DOWN.

Is it better than Olympus Has Fallen? I think it has a better cast, though after the Reddit IAmA with Gerard Butler, I like the guy a whole lot more. The trailer seems to take itself very seriously. I mean, this may be one of the most serious trailers I've ever seen. There's tons of action, little dialogue, and a quote from Abraham Lincoln. I think it looks interesting. Also, it's sort of funny the films that they tack on after showing it's a Roland Emmerich film: 2012, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, and INDEPENDENCE DAY. Two out of three ain't bad, right?

Obviously something drew Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum, Richard Jenkins and Maggie Gyllenhaal to this project. Maybe it will be Emmerich's best since INDEPENDENCE DAY. That's totally possible. It also has James Woods. That's a big one for me.

Synopsis: While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a police officer (Channing Tatum) springs into action to protect his child and the president (Jamie Foxx) from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

WHITE HOUSE DOWN hits a theaters near you on June 28, 2013.

Source: JoBlo.com

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4:35AM on 03/28/2013
i know a lot of people complaining about roland emmerich's movies, but his film The Patriot with Mel Gibson is a major guilty pleasure of mine that i think holds up very well in fact.
i know a lot of people complaining about roland emmerich's movies, but his film The Patriot with Mel Gibson is a major guilty pleasure of mine that i think holds up very well in fact.
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9:13PM on 03/27/2013
Olympus PG-13 cut? This movie needs to change date now, move it to next year. Its way too much the same movie than Olympus... and probably not better.
Olympus PG-13 cut? This movie needs to change date now, move it to next year. Its way too much the same movie than Olympus... and probably not better.
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6:42PM on 03/27/2013
I totally agree with others saying this movie or even Olympus could have been a Die Hard movie. It looks very smilar to Olympus also, so it's hard to compare, but I have no doubt the entire attack sequence will be crazy & over the top, since no one shoots a disaster sequence like Emmerich.
I totally agree with others saying this movie or even Olympus could have been a Die Hard movie. It looks very smilar to Olympus also, so it's hard to compare, but I have no doubt the entire attack sequence will be crazy & over the top, since no one shoots a disaster sequence like Emmerich.
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6:31PM on 03/27/2013

Really?

You think this has a better cast? Olympus had Butler, Freeman, Melissa Leo, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Basset and Robert Forrester. I'm thinking Olympus had a much better cast, this looks ok, we'll see.
You think this has a better cast? Olympus had Butler, Freeman, Melissa Leo, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Basset and Robert Forrester. I'm thinking Olympus had a much better cast, this looks ok, we'll see.
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6:39PM on 03/27/2013
correction, what i meant this trailer looks better than olympus. i really don't like Emmerich, but he probably has the best trailers around - remember the day after tommorow and godzilla for instance. too bad the actual movies never live up to that hype. as for olympus, it might have better cast but that trailer did nothing to convince anyone that cast would be used to achieve something more than just an average, generic action crap.
correction, what i meant this trailer looks better than olympus. i really don't like Emmerich, but he probably has the best trailers around - remember the day after tommorow and godzilla for instance. too bad the actual movies never live up to that hype. as for olympus, it might have better cast but that trailer did nothing to convince anyone that cast would be used to achieve something more than just an average, generic action crap.
5:13PM on 03/27/2013
well, at least Emmerich sure knows how to cut a trailer... looks way better than the competition, but that wasn't that hard.
well, at least Emmerich sure knows how to cut a trailer... looks way better than the competition, but that wasn't that hard.
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11:59AM on 03/27/2013
This looks like the movie the past two Die Hard movies should have been.
This looks like the movie the past two Die Hard movies should have been.
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11:41AM on 03/27/2013

Standard Police Issue Tank Top

What happened to Tatum's shirt that requires him to prance around in a wife beater? White House Down 2: Da Streetz: Electric Boogaloo: Jeah!
What happened to Tatum's shirt that requires him to prance around in a wife beater? White House Down 2: Da Streetz: Electric Boogaloo: Jeah!
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11:09AM on 03/27/2013

Channing Tatum LOL

This guy is the Male Kristin Stewart. Tell me one serious film this guy has done a good job in...Step Up? Step Up 2? Fighting? G.I. Joe? The Vow? I can keep going...This guy needs acting classes and will be forgotten in a few years mark my words. Why some people on this site have a man crush on him I'll never understand (maybe his looks? Maybe?) His emotionless face pisses me off every second of this trailer.
This guy is the Male Kristin Stewart. Tell me one serious film this guy has done a good job in...Step Up? Step Up 2? Fighting? G.I. Joe? The Vow? I can keep going...This guy needs acting classes and will be forgotten in a few years mark my words. Why some people on this site have a man crush on him I'll never understand (maybe his looks? Maybe?) His emotionless face pisses me off every second of this trailer.
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5:11PM on 03/27/2013
21 jump street, Haywire... for instance.
21 jump street, Haywire... for instance.
6:24PM on 03/27/2013
Err, Haywire was ass, I'll give you 21 Jump Street tho
Err, Haywire was ass, I'll give you 21 Jump Street tho
8:44AM on 03/29/2013
Agree with 21 Jump Street and his funny small role in The Dilemma.
Agree with 21 Jump Street and his funny small role in The Dilemma.
10:47AM on 03/27/2013
Well, I gotta give 'em props for not including any particularly sketchy cgi in the trailer. Not to give Tatum too much credit, but I swear they are going for a bit of a John McClane look with him that can't be coincidental.
Well, I gotta give 'em props for not including any particularly sketchy cgi in the trailer. Not to give Tatum too much credit, but I swear they are going for a bit of a John McClane look with him that can't be coincidental.
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9:41AM on 03/27/2013
This will be the movie that brings everybody back to their senses about Channing Tatum's horrible ass acting.
This will be the movie that brings everybody back to their senses about Channing Tatum's horrible ass acting.
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6:46AM on 03/27/2013

Glad I'm not the only one

After the Lincoln quote ended I was expecting Ode to Joy to kick in and John McClane to say something witty.

I'm almost kind of upset that this didn't happen.
After the Lincoln quote ended I was expecting Ode to Joy to kick in and John McClane to say something witty.

I'm almost kind of upset that this didn't happen.
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6:42AM on 03/27/2013
I'm pretending a good day to die hard didn't happen and that both this and Olympus has fallen are the new die hards in memory of John McClane
I'm pretending a good day to die hard didn't happen and that both this and Olympus has fallen are the new die hards in memory of John McClane
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6:08AM on 03/27/2013

2xpost

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6:07AM on 03/27/2013

no thanks

Emmerich IMO makes ibg pictures with small plots. "hey wouldnt it suck if THIS happened." but he doesnt seem to care where it goes from there, as long as he can get a little bit of that Armageddon magic. Emmerich is like Bay's diaster-prone step brother and neither one of the (Pain&Gain excluded) gets me excited.
Emmerich IMO makes ibg pictures with small plots. "hey wouldnt it suck if THIS happened." but he doesnt seem to care where it goes from there, as long as he can get a little bit of that Armageddon magic. Emmerich is like Bay's diaster-prone step brother and neither one of the (Pain&Gain excluded) gets me excited.
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4:40AM on 03/27/2013
Doesn't look half bad, it'll be the same as olympus has fallen but still looks quite good.
Doesn't look half bad, it'll be the same as olympus has fallen but still looks quite good.
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2:43AM on 03/27/2013
It's hard for that audience member that's unaware and be like i swear i just saw this movie. and I even feel like that knowing awhile now that two movies of the same plot would be released not to far from each other
It's hard for that audience member that's unaware and be like i swear i just saw this movie. and I even feel like that knowing awhile now that two movies of the same plot would be released not to far from each other
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12:54AM on 03/27/2013
the title sucks IMO
the title sucks IMO
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1:56AM on 03/27/2013
Insert "Bill Clinton biopic" joke here!
Insert "Bill Clinton biopic" joke here!
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12:09AM on 03/27/2013
I ate a tub of lard with fewer calories than this cheeseburger.
I ate a tub of lard with fewer calories than this cheeseburger.
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11:04PM on 03/26/2013
Hell yeah! Kick ass Tatum
Hell yeah! Kick ass Tatum
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11:00PM on 03/26/2013

Oh!

"Oh! From Roland Emmerich!? Yeah, that totally changes everything!"
"Oh! From Roland Emmerich!? Yeah, that totally changes everything!"
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10:45PM on 03/26/2013

I liked the trailer but...

...it seems predictable to me and here is what I think is going to happen:

Channing Tatum sees terrorists have attacked the White House while on tour of it with his young daughter. He makes his daughter go into a safe room with the rest of the people fleeing and goes to check out what's happened. Channing notices he is out-numbered and out-gunned so he goes underground to devise a plan while killing a few baddies along the way and grabs a bigger weapon. While underground, Tatum is about to
...it seems predictable to me and here is what I think is going to happen:

Channing Tatum sees terrorists have attacked the White House while on tour of it with his young daughter. He makes his daughter go into a safe room with the rest of the people fleeing and goes to check out what's happened. Channing notices he is out-numbered and out-gunned so he goes underground to devise a plan while killing a few baddies along the way and grabs a bigger weapon. While underground, Tatum is about to do something stupid and engage too many men and Jamie Foxx, who is the president happens to be hiding in the same area underground and saves Tatum's ass. The duo kill baddies and blow up shit through the next hour of the movie until the main baddie gets the upper hand, possibly holding the room where Tatum's daughter and very important people are hiding in hostage. Foxx and Tatum devise a plan to kill the terrorist and his group before they decide to execute the hostages and while executing that plan, Jamie Foxx takes a bullet and dies (because they wouldn't kill the main actor who has a kid that's shown in the movie right?). Channing Tatum is a hero of the nation.

More than likely, people are going to give me mega thumbs down for this because they think I'm trying to be a dick about the movie. The truth is I am. Just sick of there being no originality when it comes to action movies anymore. Watch this in DVD and save yourself the predictable 1 hour and 30 minutes. I will be.
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6:08AM on 03/27/2013
agree completely, except i think Foxx will get shot but not die.
agree completely, except i think Foxx will get shot but not die.
8:36AM on 03/27/2013
I can already state that you're 90% wrong. Its a coup, not a terrorist attack. As well as channing isnt on a white house tour with his daughter but rather being brought in for a meeting to find out that he was not a successful candidate to be part of the Presidents secret service detail. Thats only the beginning.
I can already state that you're 90% wrong. Its a coup, not a terrorist attack. As well as channing isnt on a white house tour with his daughter but rather being brought in for a meeting to find out that he was not a successful candidate to be part of the Presidents secret service detail. Thats only the beginning.
10:32PM on 03/26/2013
The Day After Tomorrow is a guilty pleasure for me. Every time it's on FX (which is really friggin often), I feel like I end up watching at least some of it. I have no idea why. None.
The Day After Tomorrow is a guilty pleasure for me. Every time it's on FX (which is really friggin often), I feel like I end up watching at least some of it. I have no idea why. None.
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10:30PM on 03/26/2013
I'm excited for this, but the trailer was really odd.

I like the cast, but I still think Olympus will be the better film of the two. Tatum is a good actor, but he's no Gerard Butler when it comes to action.
I'm excited for this, but the trailer was really odd.

I like the cast, but I still think Olympus will be the better film of the two. Tatum is a good actor, but he's no Gerard Butler when it comes to action.
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9:43PM on 03/26/2013
Well, I'll be darned. That looked really cool. The wing snapping off Air Force One sold me on it. I'll still take Gerard Butler as an action hero over Channing Tatum any day, but the trailer does make it look worth a look. And it being Roland Emmerich, the production values do look higher. I wonder who the bad guys are and if they're more credible than the North Korean terrorists in Olympus Has Fallen. I've yet to catch Olympus Has Fallen though as it's not yet been released where I'm from.
Well, I'll be darned. That looked really cool. The wing snapping off Air Force One sold me on it. I'll still take Gerard Butler as an action hero over Channing Tatum any day, but the trailer does make it look worth a look. And it being Roland Emmerich, the production values do look higher. I wonder who the bad guys are and if they're more credible than the North Korean terrorists in Olympus Has Fallen. I've yet to catch Olympus Has Fallen though as it's not yet been released where I'm from.
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9:21PM on 03/26/2013
I'll be damned, looks different enough from Olympus to have a fighting chance.
Who's idea was it to release the trailer less than a week after Olympus though?
I'll be damned, looks different enough from Olympus to have a fighting chance.
Who's idea was it to release the trailer less than a week after Olympus though?
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9:14PM on 03/26/2013
Holy crap. This looks awesome.
Holy crap. This looks awesome.
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9:00PM on 03/26/2013
Well for one thing, the CGI looks better.
Well for one thing, the CGI looks better.
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8:39AM on 03/27/2013
110% agree. The CG in Olympus was terrifyingly AWFUL and made an epic action scene into a subpar action scene because of how bad it looked. It looked like playstation 2 graphics. Not even 3. It completely pulled me out of the movie. For that i deducted a whole point from its final score. It is however a solid movie other than that. But for such a pivotal scene. Unacceptable.
110% agree. The CG in Olympus was terrifyingly AWFUL and made an epic action scene into a subpar action scene because of how bad it looked. It looked like playstation 2 graphics. Not even 3. It completely pulled me out of the movie. For that i deducted a whole point from its final score. It is however a solid movie other than that. But for such a pivotal scene. Unacceptable.
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8:50PM on 03/26/2013

thank you

thank you batstud, i thought the trailer was weirdly edited, and i may get thumbs down for this, but im not feeling the young looking cast, nothing against foxx or tatum, but i think it would be better while a slightly older cast playing the cop/agent and president. with that said, ill see the movie
thank you batstud, i thought the trailer was weirdly edited, and i may get thumbs down for this, but im not feeling the young looking cast, nothing against foxx or tatum, but i think it would be better while a slightly older cast playing the cop/agent and president. with that said, ill see the movie
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8:49PM on 03/26/2013

Independence Day? The Day After Tomorrow? 2012?

At this point, ANYTHING Emmerich does is better than either of those movies.
Btw, before anyone 'thumbs down' me, think, has I.D. really held up well? I don't think so.
At this point, ANYTHING Emmerich does is better than either of those movies.
Btw, before anyone 'thumbs down' me, think, has I.D. really held up well? I don't think so.
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8:52PM on 03/26/2013
its still fun to watch, and thats all that matters to many.
its still fun to watch, and thats all that matters to many.
8:27PM on 03/26/2013
Summer 2013 just keeps getting better and better.
Summer 2013 just keeps getting better and better.
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8:26PM on 03/26/2013
This is the last chance I'm giving you, Channing Tatum. You're still riding the wave after 21 Jump Street, but the good will is fading. No pressure.
This is the last chance I'm giving you, Channing Tatum. You're still riding the wave after 21 Jump Street, but the good will is fading. No pressure.
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8:25PM on 03/26/2013

This looks..

More like a Die Hard in the White House than Olympus did. I really enjoyed Olympus though. This doesn't look half bad though. I'm interested.
More like a Die Hard in the White House than Olympus did. I really enjoyed Olympus though. This doesn't look half bad though. I'm interested.
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8:19PM on 03/26/2013
This movie might be good...but that has got to be one of the worst trailers I've ever seen.
This movie might be good...but that has got to be one of the worst trailers I've ever seen.
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8:13PM on 03/26/2013
Not a fan of Roland, but this doesn't look half bad. I might check it out.
Not a fan of Roland, but this doesn't look half bad. I might check it out.
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8:05PM on 03/26/2013
I loved "Olympus Has Fallen" it was fun and funny. It may not make my top 10 or even 20 of the year, but i did enjoy seeing it. This looks a whole lot bigger. Emmerich doesnt do a lot of humor in his films, but he knows how to create likable characters and create a sense that the event is bigger than what is being shown. I have high hopes for this movie, so far
I loved "Olympus Has Fallen" it was fun and funny. It may not make my top 10 or even 20 of the year, but i did enjoy seeing it. This looks a whole lot bigger. Emmerich doesnt do a lot of humor in his films, but he knows how to create likable characters and create a sense that the event is bigger than what is being shown. I have high hopes for this movie, so far
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8:04PM on 03/26/2013

I was disappointed by Olympus

... so I hope this one is better.
It feels more like Die Hard at the White House : Tatum seems to be a regular police officer and he wears a wifebeater : add some nice swearing and one liners, you've got a McClane.
In Olympus, Butler was an expert killer, so you never feel like he is in real danger. Also the plot was very dumb. And what's with the kid useless subplot ? I found the movie boring.
... so I hope this one is better.
It feels more like Die Hard at the White House : Tatum seems to be a regular police officer and he wears a wifebeater : add some nice swearing and one liners, you've got a McClane.
In Olympus, Butler was an expert killer, so you never feel like he is in real danger. Also the plot was very dumb. And what's with the kid useless subplot ? I found the movie boring.
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6:27PM on 03/27/2013
You realize this one is PG13 right, you can kiss your swearing and blood goodbye...
You realize this one is PG13 right, you can kiss your swearing and blood goodbye...
7:54PM on 03/26/2013
I'm a fan of Roland, but he's fallen off with the last couple of movies. The only thing that will save this is a fresh idea. I need to see more to make a judgement. Perhaps some Maggie G. boobage?
I'm a fan of Roland, but he's fallen off with the last couple of movies. The only thing that will save this is a fresh idea. I need to see more to make a judgement. Perhaps some Maggie G. boobage?
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7:48PM on 03/26/2013
Given that the last movie I saw was OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN and it was such a blast, I don't know what to think of this yet. I need to see more to really judge.
Given that the last movie I saw was OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN and it was such a blast, I don't know what to think of this yet. I need to see more to really judge.
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