McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

National News

March 19, 2013

5 films that target the White House

"Olympus Has Fallen" is just one of the movies coming out this year featuring an endangered White House. Here's a look at five films future and past in which the president's mansion is assaulted by outside forces:



"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (2013)

The sequel stars Channing Tatum with Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis as operatives tasked with taking out the enemy Cobra. Trailers indicate that the British Parliament gets the brunt of the destruction, but when the president is replaced by an evil doppelganger, the facade of 1600 Penn gets a little makeover - a couple of black and red curtains with snake eyes.



"White House Down" (2013)

Director Roland Emmerich's name is practically synonymous with apocalyptic devastation. In addition to "The Day After Tomorrow" and "2012," Emmerich directs Tatum in an "Olympus"-like movie about another Secret Service agent saving the day.

"Idiocracy" (2006)

Mike Judge's comedy looks at a future world ruled by half-wits, including the U.S. president, a one-time porn star, who adds rusted-out cars, a tire swing and an aboveground pool to the White House grounds.



"Independence Day" (1996)

Perhaps the most iconic image of White House wreckage comes from yet another of Emmerich's cataclysmic action flicks. This time aliens are the enemy, delivering a laser from their spaceship that demolishes the president's home, among other landmarks.

"Mars Attacks!" (1996)

This sci-fi parody features flying saucers that shoot destructive beams at the Washington Monument. A killer martian, disguised as a lovely human woman, sneaks into the White House intent on killing the president, played by Jack Nicholson.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
National News
Seasonal Content
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
NDN Video
Weird 'Wakudoki' Dance Launches Promotional Competition Two women barely avoid being hit by train Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.