October 6, 2015

THE WALK movie review

If you are afraid of heights but love to conquer dreams, THE WALK is the movie for you. This is another movie that will transport you back in time and in New York City when the World Trade Center is erected. Joining Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in this heart-stopping and incredible journey is also a walk in the clouds after trials and obstructions. This involves witty comedy and a little drama, filled with encouragements to believe and pursue your dreams.
Opening in 1973 in Paris where entertainment is simple and totally Bohemian. Joseph Gordon-Levitt projects great French accent in this one. It also provided cool nostalgic experience with black and white screens at the beginning and colors in slowly as the movie progresses.

You can also differentiate the fashion between Paris and New York during that times. Costumes clearly express the culture that time with the bell bottoms and hippies and all elements in between.

Now let's talk about "the walk." It is another thrilling IMAX 3D experience as it immerses you into Petit's shoes. It successfully lifts your emotions and to the clouds above the World Trade Center towers with the frightening height in CGI. The cold theater matches it perfectly.

The climax is filled with "OMG, Luhluhluhluh" and "oh sh*t." Your teeth gnarling, you want to cover your eyes but you can't. Sometimes you feel air as if you are hanging on the edge, weakens the knees and heart for a bit.
But still you want to catch your breath, holding your arm rests firmly, hoping that he'll be able to fulfill his dream.

THE WALK also stars Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine, Charlotte Le Bon, Clement Sibony, Caesar Domboy and Benedict Samuel. Directed by Zemeckis, the screenplay is by Robert Zemeckis & Christopher Browne, based on the book “To Reach the Clouds” by Philippe Petit, and produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, and Jack Rapke.

Distributed by Columbia Pictures Philippines and will start playing October 14 in theaters.

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