It's always fun when movie studios realize they're going to release films with more or less exact same premise in one year, say screw it, and then put them out within months of each other anyway. Sure it's a sign that Hollywood is creatively starved, but more importantly it gives us a chance to treat the flicks like a football game or something and pick an undisputed winner. 1998's "Films about Asteroids Hitting Earth" category saw "Deep Impact" and "Armageddon" squaring off ("Armageddon" won), then there was the 2011 "Buddies Who Bone Each Other" matchup that pitted "Friends with Benefits" against "No Strings Attached." ("Friends with Benefits" took that one in a landslide, by the way.)
2013 is going to be the year for the "Terrorists Taking Over the White House" premise. Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx are set to star as a Secret Service agent and the president, respectively, in June's "White House Down," which we know nothing about other than the fact that Foxx will be our country's youngest president since "Independence Day's" Bill Pullman.
And then there's the movie above—the CGI-heavy "Olympus Has Fallen," which stars Gerard Butler as a Secret Service agent and Morgan Freeman as the acting president, both of whom fight back against North Korean terrorists who have taken over the White House. (Guys: North Korea does not have the resources for these continued U.S. invasions.) It comes out in March. Does it look good? Not really. "White House Dawn" is a 6-point favorite.