'White House Down': Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum In Search of Homeland Security
Any movie that introduces its star in conversation with a squirrel would have to be going for comedy, you’d think. But with Roland Emmerich, it’s hard to be sure. The director has toyed with laughter before — with his global-warming hoot-fest, “The Day After Tomorrow,” his Stone Age lunk-athon, “10,000 BC,” and his straight-faced Mayan apocalypse workout, “2012.” But with his new movie, “White House Down,” Emmerich appears to be tossing all restraint aside in order to stake his claim as a laugh master of the top rank. Either that or he has delivered one of his silliest pictures to date.