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Show Of Hands March 21st, 2013 2:00am

Trailers are now playing for the March 22 release of 'Olympus Has Fallen,' an action thriller involving the president being taken hostage.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/20/13 8:34 pm

I'll watch it when it gets to cable - anything with Morgan Freeman is worth at least that, but it looks like the kind of excuse for a patriotic moment that just isn't my thing. "Looks Dumb" feels a little harsh - but it kinda does.

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MrWolfe Nashville
03/20/13 8:37 pm

You know why I listed 'looks dumb' as a choice?
....because it looks dumb
Ha!

RJ1969 SoCal
03/20/13 8:39 pm

What's with these movies making the North Koreans as a credible threat.

Please! The Salvation Army could kick their ass in a war!

thatguy81 here
03/20/13 8:57 pm

ROK v. SA? I'd pay to see that on pay per view

RJ1969 SoCal
03/20/13 9:09 pm

Seriously, if they started anything it would end up as Korean BBQ.

AnnieM The Island
03/20/13 8:08 pm

I've seen commercials for it a few times, but didn't know the premise of it until I read this question. All I got out of the commercials is *BOOM!* *BANG!* *BA-BOOM!* Morgan Freeman is president *BOOM! BOOM!* *KA-POOSH!* *BANG!*

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MrWolfe Nashville
03/20/13 8:17 pm

Exactly. I had to go to the Wikipedia page to even figure out what it was about... and Morgan Freeman isn't even the president!

thatguy81 here
03/20/13 8:25 pm

Not opposed to Morgan Freeman being our ACTUAL president...

susanr Colorado
03/20/13 8:34 pm

Hey, I'd even believe in God if Morgan Freeman were God.

AnnieM The Island
03/20/13 9:17 pm

Wait, he's not the president in that movie?
Well, that movie just went from "Eh, I'd give it a chance if my husband really wanted to see it" to "I'd only watch it if I were crazy bored and only after it came out on DVD and only if I didn't have to pay for said DVD."

susanr Colorado
03/20/13 9:28 pm

He's the Speaker of the House. I'm guessing its a far more interesting role.

AnnieM The Island
03/20/13 9:51 pm

Morgan Freeman as Speaker of the House? Yeah, I'd watch C-SPAN as often as possible if that happened.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
03/21/13 2:29 am

Dune was very interesting. A lot of hypo babble.

RJ1969 SoCal
03/20/13 9:27 pm

No. Only Duke Lito in Dune.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
03/21/13 2:30 am

Dune was very interesting. A lot of hypnotic babble.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/20/13 7:32 pm

Looks exactly like the kind of ill-thought-out, blow-stuff-up, run-of-the-mill action movie I like...

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thatguy81 here
03/20/13 7:45 pm

...looks like it...odd

Tony?

thatguy81 here
03/20/13 7:46 pm

^ that's for below

But oddly fits here as well maybe?

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/20/13 7:59 pm

Oh, it odd. You bet your butt it odd. It odd like Donkey Cod!

thatguy81 here
03/20/13 7:17 pm

Had to check it out. Looks worth watching

MrWolfe Nashville
03/20/13 7:31 pm

Did we lose the 'black eye' poll?

thatguy81 here
03/20/13 7:46 pm

...looks like it...odd

Tony?

susanr Colorado
03/20/13 8:36 pm

I see the black eye poll just below the SOH 2.0 poll. If it was gone, it reappeared.

MrWolfe Nashville
03/20/13 8:48 pm

Yeah- 'Tiny' responses on Google + & fixed it ;)

MrWolfe Nashville
03/20/13 8:48 pm

Crap... *intentional* typo followed by an unintentional one kind of blew the pun ????

susanr Colorado
03/20/13 9:05 pm

Ah. I saw the flurry of G+ notifications fly by but haven't been able to tear myself away from SOH to read them yet.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
03/21/13 2:27 am

Susan, we had better get Tony to add that carp word to the bad database.

Emma Austin.ish.
03/21/13 5:39 pm

that was supposed to be a ?, not an !

susanr Colorado
03/21/13 5:44 pm

Sometimes spelled "carp" in an effort to not offend. Or pretend to not offend. I'm a fan of "Holy carp!" myself, but I imagine that offends also, but for a different reason. Or maybe both. (Am I making any sense? It hasn't been a good day for making sense, for me.)

Emma Austin.ish.
03/21/13 6:16 pm

I didn't realize "crap" was offensive. Or "hell" or "damn". Sorry if I've been the potty mouth of the group!

susanr Colorado
03/21/13 7:50 pm

I use carp. And crap. And hell and damn. Maybe not as much as I like to.

But I have to say it has given me great pleasure to use "dick" any number of times today. And I'm not done yet.

I can't believe it's not auto-censored here, though.

susanr Colorado
03/20/13 7:15 pm

Having just watched the trailer... I could do with more strategy & less special effects and action. I like reading similar stories by writers like Clancy & Baldacci.

Emma Austin.ish.
03/21/13 5:39 pm

I like those too, but after reading the NPR review, it doesn't seem like the story is as strong.

susanr Colorado
03/21/13 5:44 pm

Well damn. But still: Morgan Freeman.

susanr Colorado
03/20/13 7:04 pm

Oh for god's sake, Morgan Freeman is in it. Is there ANY question here?

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bherzberg Virginia
03/20/13 7:04 pm

Respect earned eternally.

bherzberg Virginia
03/20/13 7:03 pm

Scary to imagine something like that happening in reality.