#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads, however, as the sacrifices he’s made have put him in harm’s way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. And as he reflects on his life, now Deputy Chief Kennedy frantically coordinates the effort to save him.
Plot: Under the watchful eye of his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. However, Jack has reached a crossroads as the sacrifices he’s made have put him in harm’s way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids.
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All the clichés you could expect from a movie about firefighters are present here.
“Ladder 49” is by no means a bad movie and as a matter of fact, it’s a professionally made production, with some good actors in it, but it’s just that everything in the movie is very formulaic and all the typical clichés you could expect in a movie about firefighters are present here. The movie has no real surprises in it and because of that none of the emotions come over as real. Also compared to “Backdraft”, this movie is totally obsolete. It adds nothing to the firefighter movie genre (..as if that even is a genre). “Ladder 49” and “Backdraft” are two similar movies in several ways but “Backdraft” is the better one simply because it has better emotions, character building and sequences featuring fire. It however is of course not fair to compare this two movie just simply because they both are about firefighters. I understand that “Ladder 49” and “Backdraft” are two different movie made with different intentions. However “Ladder 49” is self to blame for this constant comparisons. It copies elements and scene’s from “Backdraft” and obviously tries to top the movie in every way possible. Mission failed though…
The storytelling isn’t done in the best way. The non-linear storytelling wasn’t the best choice for this movie. If the story was told in a more ‘normal’ way, the emotions and the ending would perhaps had worked better for me. I wasn’t exactly grabbed by the story and its character and both were lacking. Not really the actors fault, blame it on the cliché filled script instead. It’s obvious that the movie makers wanted to portray the firefighters as true heroes. If the script hadn’t been filled with so many clichés, they might had succeeded in this.
The fire sequences were nicely made but to be honest they weren’t anything thrilling or exciting. The true essence of the movie is on the characters and the dramatic moments but since the movie isn’t exactly successful in this, the movie as a whole also quite isn’t.
The musical score by William Ross was better than anticipated and Joaquin Phoenix is a wonderful actor. This truly were the two best elements of the movie.
Nicely made but as a movie not original enough and because of that also quite pointless. Just watch the Ron Howard movie “Backdraft” instead.
One word cliché
If you pack all the clichés about city firefighters into 105 minutes; you have Ladder 49.
It has a story but is highly clouded by all the clichés. It turns it into movie that with every event; becomes so predictable it’s not worth watching. There is no depth to the story and even the acting seems superficial.
It looked like it wanted to be a tribute to firefighters but ended up being boring and pretentious. The parallel between Jack Morrison being fatally trapped beneath an inaccessible part of a building and firefighters being trapped beneath the rubble of the Twin Towers was all too obvious.
It doesn’t compare to movies like Backdraft and certainly does not set an example for future movies about fire personnel.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Director Jay Russell
Writer Lewis Colick
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Robert Patrick
Awards 1 win & 7 nominations.
Production Company Casey Silver Productions, Touchstone Pictures, Beacon Pictures, Beacon Communications, Fantail Films Inc.
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (dailies), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)