So I just watched The Ledge… and, although I liked it, I was expecting more — a lot more.
The tag line (or short description) for the film, as it appears at IMDB is:
A thriller in which a battle of philosophies between a fundamentalist Christian and an atheist escalates into a lethal battle of wills.
And here’s the trailer, in case you haven’t seen it:
A one-liner review could be: “The movie is entertaining but nothing more”.
I’m not a movie critic but I huge fan of the seventh art and I love films that challenge my intelligence (11:14/Memento/Mindwalk), my imagination (Brazil/What Dreams May Come/Spirited Away), my fears (The Exorcist), my believes (Contact/K-PAX), my emotions (Bridge to Terabithia/Mask/Awakenings/Away From Her/Requiem for a Dream), my senses (Jacob’s Ladder/Videodrome/Pi)…
As soon as I read the movie description at IMDB I thought that I would be watching a film with a deep introspective into both sides and I was eagerly awaiting for a-la “12 Angry Men” colloquium between them.
Unfortunately it didn’t even come close to that. The are several discussions in the film but neither side is able to come with any notable arguments.
I was going to post some excerpts from some of the most relevant conversations but I don’t want to give away anything.
Maybe, sometime in the future, I’ll add my comments to the discussions presented in the film.
What a disappointment — I was truly hoping for an “atheist experience” (yes, pun intended) with this film.
Oh, one last thing: I thought that Charlie Hunnam‘s performance was excellent. Credible, honest and very well delivered.