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Twin Films: Olympus Has Fallen vs White House Down


If you saw my Twin Films post last week you’ll know that it’s the term used to describe the phenomenon of when two movies with a very similar premise come out around the same time.


Last week we talked about Deep Impact and Armageddon (both released in 1998).


This week we’re looking at Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and White House Down (2013).


Both films were released the same year and both are about an assault on the White House where one man (in a kind of “Die Hard” scenario), has to overcome insurmountable odds to save the life of the US President and other hostages.


Again, the storylines are very similar (although there are some big differences) and one has spawned two sequels, but which is the better movie?

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