BOSTON (CBS) – These have been hard times for the movie industry. What they’ve been selling hasn’t been enough to get big audiences to shell out serious bucks and brave the latest ice storm.
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But this weekend, a couple of new movies broke that losing streak, including the action picture “Olympus Has Fallen,” one of only two movies this year to sell more than $30 million in tickets on opening weekend.
What is it about “Olympus Has Fallen” that is so appealing, and what does it tell us about the public’s mood right now?
Even the critics who liked it say it’s essentially a stale “Die Hard” ripoff with an underwhelming plot that essentially involves an attack by terrorists who kidnap the president, and their subsequent eradication by a former Secret Service agent, with famous Washington landmarks laid waste in the process.
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