I expected White House Down to be a typical Hollywood Summer action film. It was actually quite a bit more. The acting by Channing Tatum was much better than I expected as well. Jamie Foxx did a great job (as expected) and Joey King was just perfect.
The storyline was a lot deeper than is typical for a production-line action film. There were some goofy characters, but most of them had enough realism to maintain the suspension of disbelief.
With good acting, a decent storyline, some cool visual effects and tons of action, I can forgive some schlocky scenarios and corny lines.
Again, it was a pleasant surprise that the whole family will enjoy. Check it out.
RATING 8 out of 10