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Topic: MEMBER DISCUSSION of MAN ON A LEDGE...
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: MEMBER DISCUSSION of MAN ON A LEDGE...
Date Posted: January 25 2012 at 1:54pm
I'M GONNA GO 'OUT on a LEDGE' HERE, and PREDICT THIS IS WHERE to POST YOUR 'OVER the TOP' (OR 'OFF the WALL') COMMENTS on http://www.razzies.com/forum/member-discussion-addl-info-on-man-on-a-ledge_forum602.html - ... 

AND, BEFORE YOU 'JUMP' to ANY CONCLUSIONS, HERE's the http://www.razzies.com/forum/able-to-fall-from-tall-buildings-w-a-single-step_topic5722.html - to READ Ye Olde Head RAZZberry's TAKE on THIS FILM...ENJOY! 






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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: January 25 2012 at 3:28pm
Last year, a movie called THE LEDGE, with basically the same premise, was released on January 21st!

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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: January 26 2012 at 3:31am
THE LEDGE was based on Stephen King's work, apparently.  


RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: For the curious, here's an http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535970/ -



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Elizabeth Hartman and Judith Barsi are more talented and beautiful than Scarlett Johansson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Fact.

Worst Supporting Actor: Brendan Fraser/Gimme Shelter and The Nut Job




Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: January 26 2012 at 8:52am
Sam Worthington could have a pretty good shot at a 2012 Razzie nomination for Worst Actor.  He's also appearing in "Wrath of the Titans" in March.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: January 26 2012 at 10:36am
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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: January 26 2012 at 9:16pm
All I can say is, JUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: January 26 2012 at 9:26pm
 You have to give Hollywood a lot of credit for the incredibly ingenius film titles they are coming up with these days. A few years ago we had Snakes on a Plane. This week we have Man on a Ledge. Coming this summer to a theater near you: Crappy Adam Sandler Movie.

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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: January 26 2012 at 10:22pm
Well, there's a film called Lady in a Cage. I don't see what's wrong with titles like these.

Originally posted by saturnwatcher

 You have to give Hollywood a lot of credit for the incredibly ingenius film titles they are coming up with these days. A few years ago we had Snakes on a Plane. This week we have Man on a Ledge. Coming this summer to a theater near you: Crappy Adam Sandler Movie.


Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: January 26 2012 at 10:49pm
You mean the Lady in a Cage that scored 20% at RT? There seems to be a pretty strong correlation between lack of creativity in titles and lack of creativity in scripts.

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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: January 27 2012 at 7:51am
Wow, haha. I didn't even realize it was that low on RT. Regardless, there are only 5 reviews there, which doesn't make it accurate compared to a film with more than 100 reviews. Ironic, since you always suggest to wait for a film to receive more than "2 positive reviews" in order to get an idea of how well the film is liked.
Originally posted by saturnwatcher

You mean the Lady in a Cage that scored 20% at RT? There seems to be a pretty strong correlation between lack of creativity in titles and lack of creativity in scripts.


Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: January 27 2012 at 8:43am
Lady in a Cage  is nearly 40 years old and it isn't exactly regarded as a classic...in fact, it is basically a piece of crap B movie -- I've seen it.  

In this case, I don't think we need 200 RT reviews to evaluate it.  


RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: I, too, have seen http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058283/ - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056687/ - , which co-starred the aging Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. I concur that CAGE is a "piece of crap B movie." If it's remembered at all (which it isn't by most people) it's only for the fact that it features one of the first major roles that cast http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001001/awards - . If you have to ask, "Who's James Caan?" then I think my point's been made...  






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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: January 27 2012 at 10:28am
R.T. (20-25%): "Uninspired acting and preposterous plotlines diffuse the film's mildly intriguing premise".

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120125/REVIEWS/120129979 -


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: January 27 2012 at 10:29am
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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: January 27 2012 at 11:49am
Ironically, the only reason I know of the film and decided to see it is because of word of mouth. I wanted to see films that were similar to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane and Wait Until Dark, and Lady in a Cage was among the list of recommendations. While I don't think the film is a classic or regarded by anyone as a classic, I think it certainly has more of a cultural impact on people than the forgettable B-movie you two make it out to be. If it was truly forgettable, I wouldn't even know the film existed, and, thus, wouldn't have seen it in the first place. Even compared to villains in films these days, I found the villains in Lady in a Cage to be quite sadistic and truly unlikable which, arguably, is a compliment for the film.
Originally posted by saturnwatcher

Lady in a Cage  is nearly 40 years old and it isn't exactly regarded as a classic...in fact, it is basically a piece of crap B movie -- I've seen it.  

In this case, I don't think we need 200 RT reviews to evaluate it.  


RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: I, too, have seen http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058283/ - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056687/ - , which co-starred the aging Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. I concur that CAGE is a "piece of crap B movie." If it's remembered at all (which it isn't by most people) it's only for the fact that it features one of the first major roles that cast http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001001/awards - . If you have to ask, "Who's James Caan?" then I think my point's been made...  


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: January 30 2012 at 12:19pm
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Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: February 02 2012 at 4:43pm
Looking at the two leads, Sam Worthington MIGHT be a contender if Wrath of the Titans is worse than Clash of the Titans [remake]. Elizabeth Banks has another 4 films coming in 2012. The most likely of them to be one of ours is What to Expect When You're Expecting. Because of its oversized Ensemble Cast, Movie 43 will either be make or break. I'd expect her more than Worthington to get RAZZED because she has more opportunity.  

BTW, HeadRAZZ: You still don't have your official take on this film. It doesn't even say "TEXT TO FOLLOW".


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: February 06 2012 at 8:32am
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Posted By: Dun-Ida
Date Posted: February 11 2012 at 4:40am
Just saw this trash. Here's my view:  

Sam Worthington is very Razzie-worthy. He's not really acting in this movie. He sounds like he's just reading the script. Worthington isn't even trying to hide his Australian accent. Elizabeth Banks is miscast as a cop who's negotiating with Worthington's protagonist. Banks does not sound like a cop at all. Genesis Rodriguez (I think that's her name) is just a wooden as Sam Worthington. The only (and obvious) reason Rodriguez is cast is because she's hot. Jamie Bell is also unconvincing as a burglar. 

Pablo F. Fenjves's screenplay is half-baked, and that's describing it nicely. It's full of dialogue that's either laughable (it's supposed to be serious) or just plain boring. The screenplay is something a six-year-old with a crayon could come up with. 

Asger Leth's direction sucks. He didn't seem to care that Sam Worthington's Australian accent keeps sticking out. Leth didn't even care that the supporting cast kept displaying wooden acting. 

Unless there are movies worse than this one in 2012, I'd say it's a likely Razzie contender!    




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Posted By: jesse685
Date Posted: February 11 2012 at 12:18pm

Dun-Ida: That's not the only time Sam Worthington has tried to hide his Aussie accent, take a look at Call of Duty: Black Ops.



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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: February 11 2012 at 1:43pm
The only movie that Worthington doesn't hide his accent is Rogue, which took place in Australia. It's a good movie that got its release screwed over because it looked like Primeval, which had a forum here.

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Posted By: jesse685
Date Posted: February 11 2012 at 5:42pm

SchumacherH8ter: BTW, when will your review of Bucky Larson be up on the forum?



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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: February 11 2012 at 6:47pm
I'm actually going to release my review schedule sometime tonight.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: April 19 2012 at 1:24pm
I just saw it.

For your consideration: Worst Picture, Actor (Sam Worthington), Supporting Actress (Elizabeth Banks (not for THE HUNGER GAMES)) and Screenplay. Not Worst Director. Although Asger Leth clearly had some trouble directing actors, he made a few sequences truly suspenseful.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 12 2012 at 1:09pm
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Posted By: mbh
Date Posted: July 15 2012 at 1:04am
I agree with most of your points. Sam Worthington showed the same behaviour in Wrath of the titans, it's like he is reciting his lines without any emotion. I don't feel anything watching him, no joy, no excitement, no sadness, nothing.
About Banks though: I didn't really think of her as playing a cop, more of a psychologist or profiler. I don't think her portrayal is the problem, more like the way the character acts and what she says are. When he counts down for the first time, she keeps way to quiet to be believable, and after he doesn't even jump, she should have known he's just pretending and something else is going on.
FYC: WA for Sam Worthington for both Man On A Ledge and Wrath Of The Titans

Originally posted by Dun-Ida

   Sam Worthington is very Razzie-worthy. He's not really acting in this movie. He sounds like he's just reading the script. Worthington isn't even trying to hide his Australian accent. Elizabeth Banks is miscast as a cop who's negotiating with Worthington's protagonist. Banks does not sound like a cop at all.

Pablo F. Fenjves's screenplay is half-baked, and that's describing it nicely. It's full of dialogue that's either laughable (it's supposed to be serious) or just plain boring. The screenplay is something a six-year-old with a crayon could come up with.


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: July 23 2012 at 5:36pm
To wet people's appetite while I work on my multi-part Dark Knight Rises review (first part for non-spoilers, second part is going to be completely white other than the grade) I'm posting a little review for this pile of crap. Since I'm linking this to my Twitter account, I should explain how my reviews work to my followers who aren't forum members. The first paragraph is devoted to things that I feel work about the movie, the second is about things that aren't good, and the third is for extremely horrible parts of the movie.
 
The first half of the movie is genuinely suspenceful. The first time I watched this was on a crappy bootleg that stopped working halfway through. I thought that the critics were giving it a hard time after this. When I eventually finished it a few weeks later, I realized that they were right. And for a crappy action movie, the direction is surprisingly good. Asger Leth has a pretty good eye for action for someone whose only previous film was a documentary.
 
In general, the acting is crap. For starters, Elizabeth Banks is hilariously miscast as a detective who has a tragedy in her past. She's all wrong for the role. According to imdb, Amy Adams was sought after and considering how she has three Oscar nods, she may have made this work. Jamie Bell is annoying as Sam Worthington's brother and Genesis Rodriguez is on hand because she's hot and that's the only reason. And Edward Burns needs to realize that his strength is writing, not acting.
 
The script is an absolute mess. The characters are absolute morons, especially when Worthington tells Banks (a detective remember) that the ring that Bell proposes to Rodriguez with was stolen from David Englander. And she does nothing about it. And speaking of Worthington, he's as bad as usual here. I find it hilarious that his best performance was as a robot in Terminator: Salvation. He's not as bad here as he was in the Clash Of The Titans movies, but that's not saying much. Just as bad is Ed Harris, who, as a four time Oscar nominee, shouldn't have to be compared to Sam Worthington! He plays corrupt executive guy, David Englander and it's obvious that he's only here for the money.
 
Grade: D+


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: July 24 2012 at 2:07pm
For which categories do you think it should be nominated?

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: July 25 2012 at 7:28pm
Just Worst Actor for Sam Worthington, also for Wrath Of The Titans.

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Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: December 30 2012 at 3:38pm
I dunno guys, it only got a http://www.metacritic.com/movie/man-on-a-ledge - 40 on Metacritic , a http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1568338/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 - 6.6 on IMDb , and a http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/man_on_a_ledge/ - 32% critic's rating on RT .  As much as you feel this movie is bad, it doesn't seem it's bad enough.  The only reason this movie will appear on the ballot is because Sam Worthington also starred in the wretched Wrath of the Titans.



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