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Battle of the Terrible Trailers: Ironclad vs. The Ledge

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | May 5, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | May 5, 2011 |

In this corner, we have the shit-stain of Sundance, one of the worst films I’ve ever had the displeasure of viewing, The Ledge, which features an impressive cast, including Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”) Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, and Terrence Howard. Do not let the cast influence you. It is an embarrassingly awful experience, which the trailer fails to convey. In fact, the person that edited together the trailer would’ve been a much better director for The Ledge. Charlie Hunnam is terrible in ways that I never thought a guy with amazing facial hair could be, and Terrence Howard makes a case for supplanting Cuba Gooding, Jr. as the King of Redbox. If I can dissuade just one of you from not watching this film when it’s released, then my life has served an honorable purpose.

In the other corner is the second trailer for Ironclad, which also looks deceptively good. Maybe it will be, but it’s one of those films that will be released VOD six weeks before it’s theatrical release in July. I want to find the box-office statistics for those movies to see if any of them actually made money in theaters and to compare their critic’s scores. The medieval action flick stars James Purefoy, Kata Mara (mmMMMmmm Mara) and Paul Giamatti, who in the trailer alone chews so much scenery I’m surprised there’s any film left in the cannister. But, somebody gets a sword in the eye and that, folks, is reason enough to watch at least the trailer. The film? Who knows? I’ll wait for the review.


Loser: The Ledge, by a skyscraper’s length.

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