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THE WALK


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THE WALK. 2015.

3 STARS - REVIEW SCORE - EKEN MAGAZINE

There is no “why.” Just because. When I see a beautiful place to put my wire, I cannot resist.



After wowing audiences and global critics the world around with masterpieces such as Forrest Gump and Castaway, Robert Zemeckis blows audiences away with another monumental achievement in The Walk.

Based upon in the inspirational true story of Philippe Petit, the movie revolves around the tight-rope walker’s dream to scale the highest complexes in search of freedom and serenity. After seeing a picture of the Twin Towers in a dentist waiting room, Petit, with the support of his girlfriend and accomplices in New York, goes about trying to perfect the most perfect and illegal show for the adorning audience below. Faced with a series of challenges, betrayals and numerous close calls throughout the whole planning of the death-defying act, Petit finally manages to get the opportunity to execute this insane idea. Against the forces of nature and formidable police warnings, including Petit has to battle his own doubts and fears to make the walk of his dreams becomes a reality.

The movie is a spectacular blend of cinematography and drama all brought together by the brilliant performance of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Emphasis mans’s undeniable impulse to break free from constraints and give in to human impulse are encapsulated by the freedom with which one man can follow his dreams against the rules and constraints of society. Not only does the movie give wondrous hope through adversity to others to break free from normality and follow their dreams, but the movie plays a significant role in abandoning the fears of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and relive the beautiful moments these constructs served in a memory not to be forgotten in time.

The movie is breathtaking in its imagery and awe-inspiring for those that will not have been a part of history when Philippe Petit took on such a challenge back in 1974. The movie does the feat justice in a magical and heart stopping fashion.

“My son, the circus clown”

THE WALK. 2015.


 

BY BEN CRONSHAW

UNIVERSAL SONY PICTURES NORDIC HOME ENTERTAINMENT

RELEASE: MARCH 2016

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