The entertaining Channing Tatum is an actor who always seems to give 100 percent, but sometimes 100 percent isn't enough, as in the case of White House Down, a cheesy action film that fails at being smart or original. Tatum stars as John Cale, a single dad in DC who is also a hopeful applicant for a Secret Service job. He kills two birds with one stone when he takes his daughter (Joey King) on a White House tour on the same day as his interview. The job interview doesn't go smoothly, due to a tough-as-nails security detail member (Maggie Gyllenhaal), and John's day gets a lot worse when mysterious terrorists attack the White House, intending to take the president (Jamie Foxx) hostage. It's a couple of crazy coincidences to build a movie on, and it just goes downhill from there.
Wouldn't you know: with just a few years of military experience, a great set of biceps, and bravery, Cale goes rogue during the attack and takes on the terrorists to save his daughter and the commander in chief. It's about as likely as, well, your dad becoming a sudden superhero and saving the president and scores of people. It would be excusable if it was more fun, but it's not. Find out why else I was disappointed by White House Down after the jump.