White House Down Review | LRA

LRA writes: Director Roland Emmerich is no stranger when it comes to destroying national monuments in his films, but none has been more prominent as the White House. In Independence Day aliens blow it up, in 2012 a tidal wave brings an aircraft carrier down on top of it and now, in his latest effort White House Down (WHD from this point forward), the prolific filmmaker has finally made the White House the central figure in its own film. Unlike his previous efforts though, the Presidential residence dies a very slow and agonizing death as it is shot, blown up, burned and otherwise gutted from the inside out, unfortunately that isn't far removed from our experience with the film itself as it plods along the exact same ground that was covered much better 3 months back.

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