New “Angel Has Fallen” Trailer Puts Butler in the Hot Seat

It has been three years since London Has Fallen debuted, so it seems we are due for another installment in the action franchise.  Enter Angel Has Fallen, which was recently given the trailer treatment by new distributor Lionsgate.

The film focuses on the sudden transition of Gerard Butler's Mike Banning, a Secret Service agent who finds himself framed for attempting to kill the President.  The accusation transitions him from national hero to fugitive on the run and takes the franchise in a whole new direction.  Banning has a history of ruthlessly fending off terrorist attacks that would otherwise send the country into a state of absolute chaos.  But everyone seems to be turning a blind eye to that and effectively allowing the tables to turn abruptly.

Angel, the third film in the unexpected franchise, is the follow up to 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen and 2016’s London Has Fallen.  With each of those films the stakes got a bit higher, the action a bit more intense.  The trailer here has a unique The Bourne Identity vibe, though I highly doubt the final version of the film will capture that magic.

Critics have ignored the franchise, but somehow it has managed to garner enough box office receipts to (arguably) call for three films.  Will this be Banning’s final stand, or will he become a victim to the very nation he has selflessly defended in the past.

Co-starring Morgan Freeman, Piper Perabo, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Nick Nolte, Angel Has Fallen hits theaters August 23. 


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.