REEL DEAL: The Walk REVIEW


What would you do to get the biggest thrill in your life, at the same time make a statement of the century. High wire artist Philippe Petit made it into a reality with his exciting yet illegal feat with a wire hooked up to the famous world trade center towers, this has now been adapted into a new movie by Robert Zemeckis, The Walk.

Celebrating the life of the artist, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the role of Philippe who has been wanting to make a monumental sky walk between the world trade center towers. It did involve a lot of planning, recruiting of accomplices and getting the materials up. The thought of it is already  scary and none would ever try to do it, even experienced professionals.

The crazy plan would eventually get some people interested and be part of making it happen. Even without the wire, looking from the top of the towers is already chilling enough. To get across a wire with winds, fog, and the impending arrest after the stunt is already nerve wracking. This movie will take you from the ground and into the skies, and let acrophobia be your best friend here.

The Walk stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, and  James Badge Dale. Music by Alan Silvestri, directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Christopher Browne and Zemeckis.

The Walk will be showing in cinemas nationwide Oct 14.

Deliberation time kids! 


Show summary in 3 lines: Don't look down!


Technical Effects: 4 out of 5 stars (With new artistic approach to a true story, the use of modern effects truly heightens the experience)


Plot: 4 out of 5 stars (The storytelling was simple, visually appealing yet engaging)

Acting and Actors: 3 out of 5 stars  (JGL is consistent with all scenes, some are quite confusing where did they come from) 


Pros: Heights, thrills, and gravity

Cons:
inconsistent accents (except for JGL), too much narration is distracting

Music and Soundtracks:  3 out for 5 stars (Surprising they had a millennial song translated into french to blend with the timeline)

Overall: Rating 4.0 out of 5 stars (It is thrilling, gives you the fear of heights in a good way and best watched on IMAX)





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