One can’t walk out of a Roland Emmerich film without seeing the White House being annihilated. Sure we’ve seen aliens fire upon it, colossal waves wash over it, and climate changes freeze it, but White House Down will be director’s first film that is directly set in the historic landmark.
Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx play Secret Service agent John Cale and the President of the United States, respectively, who must work together to find out why international terrorists brought the White House down, what their true intentions are, and to save Cale’s daughter Emily (Joey King). A new four-minute trailer has popped up online, and it appropriately shows how the White House is brought down in a way that only Emmerich could think of, which is massive.
Check out the new trailer for White House Down below.
Though this is the second of the “Die Hard in the White House” films to come out this year, White House Down seems to pack a bigger punch in terms of humor, action, chemistry between its characters, and set pieces. The fact that this is an Emmerich film, the huge action sequences and set pieces are a given, but it’s great to see that the director turned this film into a quasi-buddy cop movie. Looking at Tatum and Foxx bicker about how to aim rocket launchers appropriately just shows how much of a polar opposite this film is when compared to Olympus Has Fallen.
The film also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins, and Jason Clarke.