Thursday, June 01, 2017
Thursday Movie Picks: Tall Buildings
For the first week of June 2017 as part of the Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wanderer of Wandering Through the Shelves. We go into the world of films with tall buildings whether it’s a film about a tall building or set in tall buildings or feature tall buildings. Here are the three films that I pick for this category.
1. Man on Wire
What could be better than having a film set in a tall building? How about two? Well, this actually happened where in 1974. Philippe Petit did the impossible where he did a high-wire walk between the two World Trade Center towers as it is told by James Marsh in one of the finest documentary films of the 21st Century so far. Especially as it showcases what Petit would do to pull off this stunt as Marsh would create scenes as if it was a heist as it adds a lot to the documentary.
2. The Dark Knight
This isn’t a film about tall buildings but there are a lot of stunts that involves tall buildings such as a notable scene of Batman jumping off a tall building in Hong Kong to catch a criminal. It is a film that is quite extravagant as it includes many sequences set in tall buildings such as a climax between Batman and the Joker. It’s the kind of blockbuster film that knows what it should do as tall buildings is something Christopher Nolan would feature in some of his films.
3. The Raid: Redemption
From Gareth Evans is probably one of the best action films of the 21st Century so far. It’s all about a police officer going into a building and beating up bad buys while going up 15 stories to destroy a drug lord. Featuring incredible performances from Iko Uwais as a rookie cop as well as Yayan Ruhian as a badass henchman. It’s a film that breathes new life to the action film genre as well as showing what they could be again without the usage of CGI and fast-cut editing styles.
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