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The trailer for White House Down proves that Channing Tatum can save the president even if he got a C average in high school

05.02.2013

Is WHITE HOUSE DOWN a comedy or an action film? Did we transport back to the 80s/90s? Is this another version of DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE?

The second trailer for Roland Emmerich's shows us that there's more to this film than just Channing Tatum looking buff and being serious, and shit blowing up. Wait, did I just get that confused with Michael Bay's norm? Nope, I didn't add boobs.

Actually, I like Tatum and this trailer gives me a lot more to look forward to. As I said, the comedy is pretty heavy here but it works and sells the film for me anyway. There's definitely more dialogue from Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal. But still no boobs. Check out the trailer below.

Synopsis: In Columbia Pictures' White House Down, Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.

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

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2:01PM on 05/03/2013
Wgy does Roland Emmerich always blow up the White House?
Wgy does Roland Emmerich always blow up the White House?
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1:57PM on 05/03/2013

Looking better than Olympus Has Fallen, for sure!

I understand that there was definitely an audience that appreciated Olympus Has Fallen for all its... trash, but all I saw it as was trash. It was terrible. I felt sick during it because the violence was so real. Maybe that's a testament to the filmmaking being good, but I just... ugh. Hated that movie so much.

This one looks much more fun. I'm all-in for a fun Olympus Has Fallen with less realistic violence and more comic relief :)
I understand that there was definitely an audience that appreciated Olympus Has Fallen for all its... trash, but all I saw it as was trash. It was terrible. I felt sick during it because the violence was so real. Maybe that's a testament to the filmmaking being good, but I just... ugh. Hated that movie so much.

This one looks much more fun. I'm all-in for a fun Olympus Has Fallen with less realistic violence and more comic relief :)
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11:20AM on 05/03/2013

Oh. My. God.

What a wonderful piece of trash. This looks so retarded. I am definitely going to check it out. "Get. Your. Hands. OFF. My. Jordans." Classic!
What a wonderful piece of trash. This looks so retarded. I am definitely going to check it out. "Get. Your. Hands. OFF. My. Jordans." Classic!
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10:30AM on 05/03/2013

Looks fun enough

probably, like olympus has fallen, would have been a better plot than what we got for die hard 5 but what can ya do? it looks like a fun movie and one ill def check out
probably, like olympus has fallen, would have been a better plot than what we got for die hard 5 but what can ya do? it looks like a fun movie and one ill def check out
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10:27AM on 05/03/2013
my god how the opinions have done a 180. I remember people backing White House Down back when Olympus' trailer was released, look where we are now
my god how the opinions have done a 180. I remember people backing White House Down back when Olympus' trailer was released, look where we are now
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8:22AM on 05/03/2013
I really am not a fan of Tatum but this actually looks very entertaining. As long as they keep Tatum in roles where he doesn't talk a lot or do ANY drama, he's watchable. Reminds me of the OLD Michael Bay films...Key Word: OLD.
I really am not a fan of Tatum but this actually looks very entertaining. As long as they keep Tatum in roles where he doesn't talk a lot or do ANY drama, he's watchable. Reminds me of the OLD Michael Bay films...Key Word: OLD.
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3:57AM on 05/03/2013

Seems like they're consciously going for a Die Hard-vibe

Yeah maybe it'll be a silly tongue-in-cheek action comedy, but I had a fun time watching the trailer....looking forward to a fulltoos timepass (well thats what I generally expect, and often get, from Emmerich). Tatum kinda grew on me since last couple of years, looks like he fits the role of a modern-Maclane quite nicely, which I really didn't expect.
Yeah maybe it'll be a silly tongue-in-cheek action comedy, but I had a fun time watching the trailer....looking forward to a fulltoos timepass (well thats what I generally expect, and often get, from Emmerich). Tatum kinda grew on me since last couple of years, looks like he fits the role of a modern-Maclane quite nicely, which I really didn't expect.
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3:56AM on 05/03/2013

This looks much more entertaining...

... than Olympus.
Seriously, a buddy-movie with the hero teaming up with the President ? It's so ridiculous that it's probably awesome.
There's definitely that 80s/90s action-comedy vibe la Die Hard or Lethal Weapon.
"I lost the rocket launcher."
... than Olympus.
Seriously, a buddy-movie with the hero teaming up with the President ? It's so ridiculous that it's probably awesome.
There's definitely that 80s/90s action-comedy vibe la Die Hard or Lethal Weapon.
"I lost the rocket launcher."
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3:49AM on 05/03/2013
I did laugh at the funny parts and having seen the first trailer...I know there's serious elements to this too...so all is looking good so far.

I did actually wonder for a nano second ...wasn't Eckhart the president in this...
I did laugh at the funny parts and having seen the first trailer...I know there's serious elements to this too...so all is looking good so far.

I did actually wonder for a nano second ...wasn't Eckhart the president in this...
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2:48AM on 05/03/2013
PG-13 confirmed.
Why the hell anybody would wanna watch an edited-for-TV 'Olympus Has Fallen' is beyond me.
PG-13 confirmed.
Why the hell anybody would wanna watch an edited-for-TV 'Olympus Has Fallen' is beyond me.
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12:14AM on 05/03/2013
It looks entertaining enough, but I think Olympus Has Fallen will be the better flick.

I'm just surprised at all of the comedy in this trailer for a serious subject. I hope it does well, considering I'm a fan of Tatum and Foxx.
It looks entertaining enough, but I think Olympus Has Fallen will be the better flick.

I'm just surprised at all of the comedy in this trailer for a serious subject. I hope it does well, considering I'm a fan of Tatum and Foxx.
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12:24AM on 05/03/2013
I guess they're trying to go for a Die Hard-esque mood, which had McClane cracking wise through the whole thing, even amidst very intense action proceedings. Remains to be seen if WHD will accomplish that.
I guess they're trying to go for a Die Hard-esque mood, which had McClane cracking wise through the whole thing, even amidst very intense action proceedings. Remains to be seen if WHD will accomplish that.
11:59PM on 05/02/2013
I was looking forward to this before Olympus Has Fallen was on the radar. Is it a theatrical viewing or a rental, I don't know. I like that it's having fun with itself, and I think while Tatum may not be necessarily the next Bruce Willis, he's got more potential than he's often given credit for. I was hoping to see Jason Clarke in the trailer, but that's just as well I guess.
I was looking forward to this before Olympus Has Fallen was on the radar. Is it a theatrical viewing or a rental, I don't know. I like that it's having fun with itself, and I think while Tatum may not be necessarily the next Bruce Willis, he's got more potential than he's often given credit for. I was hoping to see Jason Clarke in the trailer, but that's just as well I guess.
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11:36PM on 05/02/2013
Meh
Meh
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11:03PM on 05/02/2013
Apologies, double post
Apologies, double post
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11:03PM on 05/02/2013
I enjoyed Olympus Has Fallen for what it's worth. Sure, it was pretty cheesy, rah-rah 90s action flick stuff garnished with sub-par effects work, but it was enjoyably earnest as a throwback in that respect. The production values definitely look higher here (it's the Roland, after all) - well, apart from the helicopters, and while I'm inclined to prefer Gerard Butler as an action hero to Channing Tatum, this does look like it'll be worth a look. Will it be less silly than Olympus? It probably
I enjoyed Olympus Has Fallen for what it's worth. Sure, it was pretty cheesy, rah-rah 90s action flick stuff garnished with sub-par effects work, but it was enjoyably earnest as a throwback in that respect. The production values definitely look higher here (it's the Roland, after all) - well, apart from the helicopters, and while I'm inclined to prefer Gerard Butler as an action hero to Channing Tatum, this does look like it'll be worth a look. Will it be less silly than Olympus? It probably will be even sillier, but maybe that's part of the charm.
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10:25PM on 05/02/2013
First, let's mention how different this trailer is compared to the incredibly serious first trailer. I love the added comedy, and the jokes in the trailer had me laughing out loud! It actually looks like a sequel to 21 Jump Street. I'm really looking forward to this!
First, let's mention how different this trailer is compared to the incredibly serious first trailer. I love the added comedy, and the jokes in the trailer had me laughing out loud! It actually looks like a sequel to 21 Jump Street. I'm really looking forward to this!
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9:28PM on 05/02/2013

LOL>

I wanted to see it before, but damn I want to see it even more now. I love the serious, comedy tone they are going for and it's working quite well here. I wonder if it will be a PG-13 movie or a nice R. Either way I am down :)
I wanted to see it before, but damn I want to see it even more now. I love the serious, comedy tone they are going for and it's working quite well here. I wonder if it will be a PG-13 movie or a nice R. Either way I am down :)
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11:55PM on 05/02/2013
Emmerich has stated it's PG-13.
Emmerich has stated it's PG-13.
9:27PM on 05/02/2013
Looks like Foxx phoned this one in.

After paying to see 10,000 BC in theaters I swore I would never pay to see another Emmerich movie, I like the cast but there's definitely not enough here for me to go back on my promise.
Looks like Foxx phoned this one in.

After paying to see 10,000 BC in theaters I swore I would never pay to see another Emmerich movie, I like the cast but there's definitely not enough here for me to go back on my promise.
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9:02PM on 05/02/2013

This looks....

This looks fun and flippin retarded at the same time. I snickered and rolled my eyes. May wait til it hits Netflix.
This looks fun and flippin retarded at the same time. I snickered and rolled my eyes. May wait til it hits Netflix.
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8:42PM on 05/02/2013

I dunno...

I kinda jived with it. Laughed at a few parts, though I do hope they tighten up the CG before release. Still... looks like fun.
I kinda jived with it. Laughed at a few parts, though I do hope they tighten up the CG before release. Still... looks like fun.
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8:17PM on 05/02/2013
Same obvious rushed CGI & editing problems as Olympus Has Fallen. At least this one is going for some laughs and Tatum seems to be giving it his all....but for fuck sakes Jamie Foxx...you are an Oscar-winning actor playing the President, and you actually consented to the line "GET. OFF. OF. MY. JORDANS!?!?"
Same obvious rushed CGI & editing problems as Olympus Has Fallen. At least this one is going for some laughs and Tatum seems to be giving it his all....but for fuck sakes Jamie Foxx...you are an Oscar-winning actor playing the President, and you actually consented to the line "GET. OFF. OF. MY. JORDANS!?!?"
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8:09PM on 05/02/2013
Eh, still not buying Foxx as the President, and this doesn't help. This is like a cheesier version of Harrison Ford's President as a man of action. Also not sure I can handle more Tatum leading an action film. The guy just comes too much across as a brick head. I guess that's okay here, since they do say that he's not too bright (or at least didn't do well in school). But all the elements point to this being DOA. I enjoyed Olympus, but this looks below that in terms of quality, and if that's
Eh, still not buying Foxx as the President, and this doesn't help. This is like a cheesier version of Harrison Ford's President as a man of action. Also not sure I can handle more Tatum leading an action film. The guy just comes too much across as a brick head. I guess that's okay here, since they do say that he's not too bright (or at least didn't do well in school). But all the elements point to this being DOA. I enjoyed Olympus, but this looks below that in terms of quality, and if that's the case, then this will be pretty poor, as Olympus was kind of forgettable.
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7:58PM on 05/02/2013
A buddy action-comedy with the President. Oh, Hollywood.
A buddy action-comedy with the President. Oh, Hollywood.
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7:40PM on 05/02/2013
The comedy looks very awkward and cheesy. Foxx looks uncomfortable here
The comedy looks very awkward and cheesy. Foxx looks uncomfortable here
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