The girl gives Ryan her number and gets off the bus and he immediately calls her, which triggers an explosion at a nearby building (this is only the beginning of a series of ludicrous contrivances the movie piles on.) The explosion is traced to Ryan’s cell phone, which makes him the primary target in Agent Carter’s (Curtis Caldwell) terror investigation.
What ensues is a race against the clock as Ryan tries to shift the focus onto terror leader Mikel Razanov (Philip Lewis), who has a distorted face so he wears a mask that makes him a cross between Darth Vader and Bane.
“…feels like the finished product of something a few friends with a camera and a MacBook shot on a Saturday afternoon.”
Everything surrounding America Has Fallen is so distracting – the aforementioned effects, the overacting, the main star’s blank stares – that there isn’t a moment to grab onto during the movie. If B-movie action films are Getty’s calling, he’s going to have to think of something more creative and spend more time refining his craft. Even the grindhouse crowd won’t be able to find many pleasures in America Has Fallen, which feels like the finished product of something a few friends with a camera and a MacBook shot on a Saturday afternoon.
America Has Fallen (2017) Directed by Tom Getty. Written by Tom Getty. Starring Tom Getty, Curtis Caldwell and Phillip Lewis.