Safety Last! Reviews
"Safety" is gimmick done right, full of splendid imagery and physical comedy at its most well-orchestrated and precise. The still everyone relates to this movie is of Lloyd dangling from the giant clock hand, but there's also a few shots of two separate people tangled up in fishing net wire, grasping and struggling to find their way out, that's equally as representative of what a tough, knotty task it to this day is to marry real-life action anxiety with huge laughs of slapstick relief. "Safety Last!" utilizes nearly all aspects of cinema -- from every moment's careful framework to the bouncy, humble organ music -- and it's just about perfect.
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What the story ultimately boils down to is a man trying ti impress a woman and the simplicity of it couples quite nicely with the extremely believable main character. He is the working man which often comes into play in humorous ways as he often finds trouble at work in the ways of a rush of women who storm the clothing store in which he works. Even trying to evade the punishment of his boss as he shows up to work late due to another instance of outlandish bad luck makes him relatable in the sense that he is always trying his best to improve his position and move the way up the company ladder for Mildred.
The clime of the building is comedic genius and clearly the highlight of the film. It is difficult to compare the humour and brilliance of the metaphorical climbing of the company ladder as it were and it plays out beautifully.