I’m so excited for White House Down. Roland Emmerich doesn’t make smart movies, but he knows how to make damn entertaining ones. 2012 is like one gigantic third act, and we still talk about how a Mac brought down an alien mothership in Independence Day. He strikes the right balance in his action movies to make them endearingly silly, and that that silliness was sorely missing from the awkwardly grim Olympus Has Fallen. But 2013 is going to get another shot at Die-Hard-in-the-White-House, and judging by the trailer for White House Down, Emmerich is going to get it right.
I’m pleased to announce that we’re giving away passes to the Atlanta screening of White House Down. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free. The film stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, Jake Weber, Lance Reddick, and Jason Clarke. White House Down opens June 28th.
To enter for a chance to win a code that will allow you to redeem up to 2 admit-one passes, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “WHITE HOUSE DOWN”. The screening is on Tuesday, June 25th at 8:00pm at AMC Parkway Pointe, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Please note that a pass is not a ticket. To guarantee a seat, please arrive at the theater early since seating is first come, first serve.
Here’s the trailer:
And here’s the official synopsis for White House Down:
In Columbia Pictures’ White House Down, Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.