'Angel Has Fallen' becomes Netflix's most popular movie as fans enjoy Gerard Butler's mindless action flick
There's never been a better time to just sit back and take advantage of a Netflix account. During the quarantine, many are turning to Netflix and other streaming services to catch up their favorite shows and spend time enjoying movies they may not have otherwise had time for.
Quickly rising in popularity to the top of the charts, 'Angel Has Fallen' is now Netflix's most popular movie.
"I HIGHLY recommend 'Angel Has Fallen' on Netflix, it’s best to see first 2 movies, but this one was ****ing great. Might have my favorite ending fight in any movie. Realistically ****ing dope," wrote a fan on Twitter.
"Finally watched #AngelHasFallen. @morgan_freeman and @GerardButler gave an awesome performance. And the appearance of #NickNolte made this great movie even better. I hope this isn't the last we see of Mike Banning," wrote another.
"#AngelHasFallen was incredible. The best one of the trilogy. @GerardButler is a bad mother ****er. His best action movie since #300. God damn that movie was good," said this viewer.
One fan was particularly impressed with Gerard Butler's acting and tweeted, "Hey @GerardButler do you have real military or special ops experience?? you be playing the hell out of these roles!" Another fan asked, "Why can’t we send Mike Banning to stab the corona virus?"
One fan likened the movie to 'Salt', the Angeline Jolie flick that is currently at #6 on Netflix's Top Ten movie list. "if y'all looking for some good action movies to watch on Netflix SALT & Angel has fallen are really good movies. They both kinda got the same story behind them but they are really good af."
As to what makes 'Angel Has Fallen' so popular, fans seem to be of the opinion that it's mindless action at its best. "Big dumb action escapism fun. I unapologetically love the 'has fallen' franchise and all its idiocy. So fun. Turn off your brain for a few hours and just enjoy the ride," wrote this viewer.
"Just watched Angel has fallen and holy smokes was I pleasantly surprised. It was a dumb action movie but man was is awesome dumb!" another fan said.
This tweet even went as far as calling the movie a comfort watch: "Today’s weird comfort rewatch is the ridiculous FALLEN series, beginning with the most recent, ANGEL HAS FALLEN. I love these movies for the crazed propaganda they are. The action is always Archer-esque, equal parts lucky break and competency kink. Delightful in their way."
In times of crisis, it appears that being able to just sit back, have fun, and watch one explosion after another in endless action scenes is just what the public needs. 'Angel Has Fallen' is available now to stream on Netflix.