There is nothing that I really want to see on my usual channels, so it is not too bad that there are some Hollywood blockbusters that I had not yet seen, but which are not all that bad. “White House Down” is one such.
The USA has a black president and he plans to leave the Middle East in order to be able to invest money that now goes to wars to battle poverty. Resistance rises both within politics and outside, such as the “gun lobby”. An elaborate plan is conducted to have a straw man as president.
Ex military man Cale finds himself in the White House when a heavily armed troupe comes to take over. Of course Cale turns out to be a one man army who will take back control. With a little help of his daughter and the president.
The story may not be all that surprising, but it develops nicely. What was going to be a quick takeover turns out to be mayhem, so the movie becomes more and more of an action film with shootings, bombings and crashing helicopters.