Director Roland Emmerich has blown up the White House before. In fact, he’s blown up a lot of things in his big screen career. But this is the first time he’s done it with Channing Tatum, which after Olympus Has Fallen just a few months ago, let’s face it, is why anyone cares about White House Down.
I’m not sure what it says about humanity but its hard to deny the fact that we love us a good conspiracy theory. To look at our reactions to events both great and terrible one does not have to search high and low to find examples of our cynical and untrusting selves conjuring up alternative realities to why things happened and how. From the Apollo moon landings to September 11 and President Obama’s place of birth, it seems no subject is too well documented or straightforward to question.