If you see just one terrorists-take-over-the-White-House thriller this year, make it “White House Down.” Even if you saw the dour and bloody “Olympus Has Fallen,” which has a LOT in common with “White House Down,” you owe it to yourself to check out Roland “2012” Emmerich’s preachy, goofy, over-the-top take on “‘Die Hard’ at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.”
From the earnest but earnestly funny president in jeopardy (Jamie Foxx) who doesn’t like bad guys yanking on his sneakers (“Take your hands OFF my Jordans!”) to the eye-rolling image of a child having a “Les Miz” big-flag-on-the-barricades moment, “White House Down” is a corker, real competition for “Fast & Furious 6” as the dumbest fun you’ll have at the movies this summer.
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WHITE HOUSE DOWN
Rated PG-13: prolonged sequences of action and violence including intense gunfire and explosions, some language and a brief sexual image.
Running time: 2 hours, 11 minutes
Now showing: Area theaters