Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen will have to throw some creative wrenches into the works in order to distance itself from the plethora of other films, both good and bad, that are about attacks on the White House and presidential kidnappings. The trailers make the film look thrilling enough, but that’s what trailers are supposed to do.
After spending sometime on the Olympus Has Fallen supplemental website, it’s clear that the film’s promotional techniques are of above average quality, which will hopefully reflect on the film itself. It’s touting itself as the White House action movie, kind of similar to how Air Force One and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian used their locations as major selling points, and the website fully delivers on this notion of giving viewers “inside access” to the White House and its staff.
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A few well-designed infographics, created by the website Visual.ly await you. The first focuses on the White House by the numbers, laying out a simple schematic of the building and describing the security measures used to keep the building and its occupants safe, as well as a history of attacks on or around it. Another covers the Secret Service Codenames that D.C. affiliates have used over the years. The last one covers secret service agents, also using numbers as its theme of delving out the facts, and also lists actors who portrayed Secret Service agents in films.
The “Crisis Training Simulator” is really just a no frills shooting gallery, where you have two minutes to shoot all the bad guys while avoiding your fellow agents. Emphasis on gaming skill level is negligible here.
And then there are the trailers and clips that you can find elsewhere, like in our Blend Film Database. So even though this website alone shouldn’t convince anyone that Olympus Has Fallen is top quality before actually seeing it, it’s still a decent way to spend ten minutes of your life between now and the film’s release on March 22, 2013. Tell them Diesel sent you.