Not gonna lie, this week’s theme had me a bit flustered because what the actual hell – tall buildings? At first I was completely lost, and to be honest, I’m still a little lost but I think I have three movies that sort of represent tall buildings. Like, I would have loved to include movies that focus solely on tall buildings but I just, these movies have just epic scenes featuring tall buildings – that’s all I got, guys, sorry!
Nobody can deny that Tom Cruise is a crazy mofo. And no, I’m not talking about all that couch jumping activity which he has now thankfully left behind, I’m talking about the fact that he does his own stunts. Which is fine I guess if his stunts weren’t crazy as hell! So, when you’ve got yourself the tallest building in the world and the craziest action movie mofo alive, you are in for a treat! Also, the movie itself is pretty darn good as well, like, not as good as Rogue Nation, but it definitely restored my faith in Tom and his action star skills. I might not agree with his personal choices, but I do love how he dedicates himself to action sequences.
It was a matter of time when a Tom Hanks (this post is all about Tom it seems) classic was included in one of these lists and I guess it’s time to include his one of two romantic comedies with Meg Ryan – Sleepless in Seattle. A movie that has received a lot of references in popular culture throughout the years, the movie has a very important ending which features an important tall building in New York. It’s no Eiffel Tower but I think it’s just as romantic.
Alright, so I’m cheating a bit but not really because Attack the Block does feature a tall building – filled with apartments! The movie is a alien horror movie that surprised the hell out of me when I watched it and it’s full of unexpected humour as well as a few proper scares. And in case this doesn’t sell you on it, it’s written and directed by Joe Cornish – man who penned Ant-Man.
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