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Your Mom's Washington DC Photo is on 'White House Down' Poster

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March 25, 2013
Source: Moviefone

White House Down

"All right, we've got an action movie starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Jason Clarke, Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Woods. What should we put on the poster? Olympus Has Fallen already used destroyed images of the White House and all the Photoshop cliches. Maybe we can just have Channing Tatum standing next to the president, guarding him?" said the marketing executive. But then, some guy down the hall says, "Hey, my Mom just went to Washington DC and she took this great photo." Brilliant! Seriously, we're excited for White House Down (there's a trailer tomorrow), especially after the waste that was Olympus Has Fallen, but this is lame. Everyone has a photo like this from their school field trips.

Here's the first poster for Roland Emmerich's White House Down, debuted on Moviefone:

White House Down - First Poster

There's a second poster from The Huffington Post as well. Looks like it's leading to something:

White House Down - Second Teaser Poster

White House Down is directed by action mastermind Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Godzilla, The Patriot, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, Anonymous) from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Losers, Zodiac). In the film, a Secret Service agent (Channing Tatum) is tasked with saving the life of the President of the United States of America (Jamie Foxx) after the White House is overtaken by a paramilitary group. It's said to be an action-thriller to rival the likes of Die Hard. Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins and Jason Clarke also star in the film. Columbia Pictures will be bringing Emmerich's new action movie White House Down to theaters on June 28th, 2013 next summer.

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  • http://twitter.com/stalkbrandon Brandon V. Fletcher
    I disagree. I think the poster is perfect. Especially, after the marketing of Olympus Has Fallen, and Roland Emmerich's knack for destroying monuments. Its definitely A-typical.
    • JerseyKid
      Hey man don't get too worked up, Ethan and especially Alex like to trash a lot of great posters on here. The may have sort of an understanding when it comes to movies, but posters haha buddy zero. Remember when Alex trashed the poster for the academy award winning film Lincoln, I mean that was unbelievable. It's no surprise seeing this poster trashed too by another great editor, maybe it's just missing explosions or guns for them. Maybe it needs those people on fire to attract their attention spans.
      • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Ethan Anderton
        Ah, good. It's been awhile since we had a hasty generalization.
  • Critics forget about Real Ppl
    Olympus has fallen was an awesome action flick! why is it that so called movie critics like you still have no clue that real people just sometimes want action..not 20 levels of depth to plots, you guys should calm down some and realize people just like to escape and enjoy sometimes. You havent even seen White House down yet you act like its an oscar movie already. Come on guys remember real people go to movies..not just overzealous critics trying to prove how intelligent they are
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Ethan Anderton
      There's nothing here that indicated we think White House Down is an Oscar movie. First of all , we trash the poster. Second of all, we say "we're excited" and that's the case with plenty of non-Oscar movies. Third, you're talking to one of the few people who mostly enjoyed A Good Day to Die Hard despite all its flaws. Critics have the ability to enjoy stupid action flicks sometimes, but Olympus Has Fallen hasn't been one of them for a number of different reasons.
      • Guy who comments on things
        Don't steep to his level Ethan, you guys aren't pretentious critiques, you know what you're talking about, yet don't try and act high and mighty. 99% of the people who use your site are more than likely aware of that.
    • racquetman
      You're right. Critics should just be paid to shut their brains off and enjoy any movie that provides "action," just like you do. How productive for our society. While there are plenty of people like yourself in the world, there are also plenty of people looking for intelligent movies that provide more than silly action sequences that resemble real life in no way whatsoever. What I can't figure out is why people like you even read reviews. You are clearly entertained by anything, so why do you care what some critic thinks? Just go watch your stupid action flicks and leave the guys and gals who have a job to do alone.
  • Guy who comments on things
    I think it makes sense in terms of the tagline "It will start like any other day". A casual picture of people going about their everyday business is ideal.
  • me
    i don't know if you all realise its a teaser poster, meaning: hey why does this picture of a national monument, have the worlds "It will start like any other day"
  • Linkfx
    It's great. It subverts our expectations, and it would be cool if it's the first in a series, and they could blend before and after shots on motion posters or holographic posters...with the destroyed momument and dead corpses in the next one. Or just have this as a simple teaser. It makes you want more and is completely different from Olympus Has Fallen so no comparisons can be drawn.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Sleider/1847907840 Brian Sleider
    Good poster, better than most these days.
  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.peloquin.14 Matt Peloquin
    I literally just got engaged this past weekend and the spot where the camera is in this photo was the exact place where I proposed.
  • avi
    in one word:a great teaser poster for a movie. Smart and intelligent for a action movie. Emmerich knows his job...
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Ethan Anderton
      That's a lot of words for one word.
  • http://twitter.com/JosephGalbo Joseph Galbo
    glad to see we're still using the fear brought on by 9/11 to market films. Oh, Hollywood.
  • Bram
    And another one!
    • http://twitter.com/stalkbrandon Brandon V. Fletcher
      Im really liking these
  • Jordan Petersen
    LOL holy EFF! That's me on the poster! Rock on. (joke)
  • Blue Silver
    "Olympus..." was a waste? Heck, "A Good Day to Die Hard", WAS the real waste!!!
  • https://www.facebook.com/asabere.akwasi Akwasi Asabere
    I think that's the point of the poster to make it seem normal, I think they really wanted it to seem like anyone could of taken this picture, which refers back to the tagline.
  • John Doe
    Well, I for one LOVE these posters! They're really genius! Subtle yet intriguing.

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