This second installment is definitely more nail-biting, thrilling and all those other similar terms that describe an exciting movie. If you "hate" the US of A and think that as a people they are arrogant, then don't watch this, because you would hate them even more, but if you don't mind the "arrogance", rather, the love for their country, then go ahead, watch this. Seldom is a sequel far better than the first installment, but this one is definitely more beautiful than OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, even if there are lots of parts that might depress you, if you are the type to get affected by stories/films, as if the scenes were really happening right before your eyes.
I couldn't help, but cry, when the world leaders who attended the State Funeral were massacred. All those innocents became collateral damage(s) because of vengeance.
Gerard Butler is not only one of my crushes, but he is also one of my favorite actors. He could be hateful, spiteful, etc. He could be a monster, but he could also be a debonair. He could be funny and annoying. His role as Mike Banning is tailor made for him. I enjoyed watching him on the big screen and as always, I am quite impressed.
Gerard Butler as Mike Banning, a Secret Service agent and Special Agent in charge of the Presidential Protection Division.♫♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♫
- Aaron Eckhart as Benjamin Asher, the President of the United States.
- Morgan Freeman as Allan Trumbull, the Vice President of the United States.
- Alon Moni Aboutboul as Aamir Barkawi, a terrorist mastermind who is #6 on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list.
- Angela Bassett as Lynne Jacobs, the Director of the United States Secret Service. (She's extra beautiful here)
- Robert Forster as US Army General Edward Clegg, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- Melissa Leo as Ruth McMillan, the United States Secretary of Defense.
- Radha Mitchell as Leah Banning, Mike's wife and a nurse.
- Charlotte Riley as Jacqueline "Jax" Marshall, a British MI6 agent.
- Jackie Earle Haley as DC Mason, the White House Chief of Staff.
- Sean O'Bryan as Ray Monroe, the Deputy Director of the National Security Agency.
- Mehdi Dehbi as Sultan Mansoor, the youngest of three brothers whose life has been forever changed after a drone strike.
- Waleed Zuaiter as Kamran Barkawi, Aamir Barkawi's son and henchman.
- Colin Salmon as Chief Kevin Hazard
- Patrick Kennedy as John Lancaster, MI5 Intelligence Chief
- Bryan Larkin as SAS Lieutenant Will Davis
- Deborah Grant as Doris, Leah's mother
- Anthony Delancy as French President Jacques Mainard
- Alex Giannini as Italian Prime Minister Antonio Giusti
- Nancy Baldwin as German Chancellor Agnes Bruckner
- Nigel Whitmey as Canadian Prime Minister Robert Bowman