Looks much better than the first trailer. Still not sure we need another reboot though.
February 7, 2012
I'm definitely afraid of heights. My mom relishes on telling the story of how I almost never cried as a baby unless held in someone's arms. Amazingly enough it was accurately diagnosed as potential acrophobia by my pediatrician at the time. 40+ years later, my feet still don't leave the ground very often...
In the last few months we went to see several movies featuring jaw-dropping skyscraper stunts.
We saw Tower Heist, where the protagonists attempt to steal a priceless car from a high-rise hotel. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, where Tom Cruise climbs the side of the world's tallest building. Finally, Man on a Ledge, where most of the anti-hero's screen time is spent on the ledge of a downtown NYC hotel.
I'm generally unaffected by dizzying scenes in movies... But one of them really did me in... Want to guess which one?
If you thought Mission Impossible; you couldn't be more wrong. It did absolutely nothing for me, even in IMAX.
Man on a Ledge incited a tiny bit of a reaction, at times, without any lasting effects.
Tower Heist, on the other hand, really got a rise out of me. I felt like I was right there, on the verge of freaking out. I suspect it was all about the camera work, but I surely did not expect that from a comedy.
I would actually categorize the scenes as some of the best ever. You might disagree, but take it from someone who has a physical reaction to these things. This one felt real; the others felt like... well... movies.
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