Sunday, January 15, 2012
Man on a Ledge review, entertaining and absurd in one
Sam Worthington was the 'it' actor a few years ago. He was hired for genre films (Terminator: Salvation, Clash of the Titans), as well as ground breaking films (Avatar). Before you know it, Worthington was phoning in performances and he quickly fell off the radar. I was so disappointed by what he could have been, and what he became. It's not too late, he's still very young and has plenty of time to redeem himself. In comes Man on a Ledge directed by Asger Leth. A man desperate to prove his innocence for a crime he did not commit, will go to extraordinary lengths to do so. With a literal title and an interesting premise, let's go.
What I liked about the film:
Kevin Stitt did a nice job of helping to keep the movie going. It had a great pace that was quick and effective.
What I didn't like about the film:
Entertaining and dumb
Why the hell have most of the movie cover the heist, if in the end there was nothing there? Some of the stupidest writing I've ever seen. And seriously, what if Worthington doesn't get into a fight with his brother at the funeral? I would think, the cops wouldn't have let him stand next to his brother in the first place. Pretty dumb stuff.