An interesting action filled story line is limited by a poor script that is filled with holes and unbelievable activities which at times make no sense.
It all begins when President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) finds someone in his inner-circle has leaked information to the press. Sounds like any administration in the last fifty years. Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) who is under consideration to lead the secret service joins the President on a lake where Mr President is fishing to relax.
A rogue military force releases numerous drones that attack the secret service team and attempt to murder the President, Mike Banning and the President escape but both are unconscious and in the hospital when Banning begins to be a suspect in the attack. FBI
Agent Helen Thompson (Jada Pinkett Smith) takes charge of the investigation and Banning is hand-cuffed in his hospital bed.
The President remains unconscious and the Vice President (Tim Blake Nelson) is named Acting Presidrent under the twenty-fifth amendment of the Constitution.
With the rogue force, the secret service, FBI and every law enforcement organization available working to hold Butler. He escapes and heads out to find his father who is played with dry comic pacing by Nick Nolte. He has the best lines in the film.
While the President sleeps Butler and his father knock off the first 15 rogue soldiers that are sent to Destry him. The two use automatic weapons and explosives that fill the screen with flames that destroy the rogues.
Later on Butler takes on numerous military and civilian forces who attempt to capture or kill him. Of course he wins all of the battles.
As we would expect, the tractor in the inner circle is flushed out and after about 100 rogues and federal military and civilian law enforcement officers are killed. Banning with a minor would limps into the hospital to protect the President from the bad guys.
Not as smart as the other films in the Fallen series it is however filled with action, murder and killing and shows Butler as a champion martial arts performer.
If your expectation is just to watch blind action with little thought for the screen play that gets the action on the screen this Fallen is your cup of tea.