2013 Was the Year of Dueling White House Action Movies
2013 was the year that the Die Hard franchise finally met its bitter end.
Although opinions on 2007’s Live Free or Die Hard were mixed, the resounding response to 2013’s A Good Day To Die Hard was that it was finally to let this franchise rest with Hans Gruber in its grave.
It was getting increasingly ridiculous to see John McClane (Bruce Willis) brought in to solve another international crisis, and the fifth installment in the series was clearly not worthy of Willis’ talents.
However, the Die Hard influence remained strong that same movie season, as within a few months there were two Die Hard-inspired action movies that were revamped for modern audiences.
Surprisingly, they also happened to have the same setting: The White House in Washington, D.C.
—Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down.
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