Saturday, August 11, 2012

MAN ON A LEDGE (2012)

Ex-copper Sam Worthington got fucked over by a super rich douchebag (played wonderfully by Ed Harris). He gets the shit beat out of him then sent to prison for supposedly stealing a rare diamond from Harris. After Sam's daring escape, he climbs out on the twenty-first story ledge of a building and just stands there. Why?

If Hitchcock was still alive (he'd probably dropkick M. Night Shyamalan in the face), but also I think he would enjoy MAN ON A LEDGE. There's plenty of action, the story is well laid out and it kinda has that Hitchcock feel to it, you got a hero to root for, the pace is excellent, it looks really nice and Genesis Rodriguez's body is incredible! Makes you wanna stand up and beg for buttermilk!

I liked MOAL quite a bit. When I rented it I didn't know what to expect but it was a fun ride. I'm not sure about the rewatch value but it's worth a watch for sure. Make sure to check out the Special Features to see how they filmed it. Pretty impressive.