Unlike so many of the bloated, disappointing entries into the 2016 big budget sweepstakes, this is good escapist entertainment.
To the extent that the movie’s primary purpose is to provide 90 minutes of “sound and fury, signifying nothing,” "London Has Fallen" accomplishes its goal.
With "Legend", the elements are present but they are clumsily assembled and the outcome underwhelms.
The film lacks the quality one expects from a late October/Oscar Season release, feeling instead more like a worthy contender for January/February distribution.
To say this long ride is bumpy would be to understate how uncomfortably tedious the trip is.