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updated: 6/27/2013 2:51 PM

'White House' a downer action thriller

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  • U.S. President Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) gets help from a buff cop (Channing Tatum) when terrorists hit the Capitol in the inadvertently comical "White House Down."

      U.S. President Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) gets help from a buff cop (Channing Tatum) when terrorists hit the Capitol in the inadvertently comical "White House Down."

  • U.S. President Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) gets help from a buff cop (Channing Tatum) when terrorists hit the Capitol in the inadvertently comical "White House Down."

      U.S. President Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) gets help from a buff cop (Channing Tatum) when terrorists hit the Capitol in the inadvertently comical "White House Down."

  • Video: "White House Down" trailer

 
 

In roland emmerich's action thriller "white house down," we have a cop with marital problems (and a dirty, sleeveless undershirt) fighting to save a girl from apparent terrorists who've taken control of a massive building while beethoven plays. if this sounds familiar, you've probably seen the original "die hard" as screenwriter james vanderbilt apparently did before writing this script.

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