This story line follows former Secret Service operative Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) who is tasked with a sudden return to active duty – when a hostile force takes over the White House. Leaving his desk job at the treasury, Banning runs headlong into the fight, he manages to slip inside the ravaged White House (codename: Olympus) before the terrorists cut-off all outgoing communications.

Out-manned and out-gunned, Banning coordinates with Speaker, and acting President, Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) along with Secret Service head (Angela Bassett) – quietly moving through the White House on a mission to free President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) at the same-time uncover the terrorist group’s true motivations.

I give this action film a good three and a half out of five. It's rated 'R' and runs 100 minutes. It's playing at the Parkwood Cinemas check your local listings for showtimes. Get in the know before you go.