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“THE WALK” is dazzling, enthralling and breathtaking!
Building up the stage with somewhat flawed yet riveting screenplay, the film literally overwhelms you with its extraordinary final act. Striking a perfect balance between the visual thrills and factual drama, it’s an impressive film that deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible.
THE WALK is the true story of a young French wire-walker, Philippe Petit, and a band of unlikely recruits who together achieve the impossible: an illegal wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. With immense nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his accomplices overcome daunting physical obstacles and overwhelming odds to execute their mad plan.
Perhaps the only real knock against “THE WALK” is that it has to follow an outstanding documentary on the same subject. “Man on Wire” is the Academy Award winning documentary from 2008 that preceded this dramatization of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974. Nevertheless, being a piece of commercial relevance automatically lends the film certain limitations, despite which THE WALK has its own merits which are truly remarkable to say the least.
The final monologue especially, is moving and immensely exciting. It’s only when that adrenaline settles, that you realize you’ve witnessed an incredible true story which is a fitting tribute to an unforgettable landmark. Director Zemeckis gives us a fantasy-like tale of a real-life adventure, which, as I mentioned earlier, deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible. It’s absorbing and consuming. To put it short, it’s a visual accomplishment. All the performances too are brilliant, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, especially, is excellent. His conviction and energy is contagious and his act is spellbinding.
In all, “THE WALK” is magical, albeit flawed. Go for it!
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