On the one-year anniversary of The Collision, we take a look at how terrorism-related action movies have changed in the years since 9/11, balancing thoughtfulness and violent entertainment, escapism, America’s short-term memory, and more. This surprisingly weighty discussion is sparked by exploring the shortcomings of Antoine Fuqua‘s new film, Olympus Has Fallen. As always, we finish up with our recommendations.
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Adam’s Recommendation: 25th Hour
Dave’s Recommendation: Swordfish
Matt’s Recommendation: Air Force One