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Monday, 26 October 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: THE WALK

Monday, October 26, 2015 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , , No comments


Thanks +ChurpChurp for the #Churpremiere of #TheWalkMovie in 3D which surprisingly was quite good to begin with. I will give it a solid 3.5 out of 5 stars for this movie. 

Joseph Gordon Levitt plays Philippe Petit who is obsess with hanging wires along two horizontally tall objects and walking from point A to B. Basically he is a wire walker and all he does is keep challenging himself. Eventually he found images of the upcoming World Trade Centre and decided that he will hang his wires there and walk on it thus the journey begins. 

THE GOOD

Lots of back story on why he wants to be wire walker. We are actually exposed to every step and trial that he faces while he tries to conquer the World Trade Centre. Other than that, I felt the cast personally was well selected for the movie. His right hand man, Jean-Louis played by Clement Sibony was a nobody but still manages to carry his character as the supporting actor well enough. The show is all about suspenses, every single time we are actually taken back with the actions and also figuring out the thoughts on why do something that absurd. 

THE BAD

Storyline while it is about the live of a person, seems like lacking in lot of things. Firstly, seems like the lack of backstory on his family was one part of it. Secondly, I can't seem to shake off the fact that he had nothing really well planned and still got off on walking on a rope from the tallest building in the world back then, the World Trade Centre. Lastly, there are still more to know about the main character, how bout his love life? Is he married? Is that his last wire walking or there is more? What was the item given to him by his mentor? WHAT IS THAT!?

CONCLUSION

It was an okay movie but considering the wide choice of movies we have this time around, I rather be watching something else. Movies which usually tells the live about someone are usually monotonous and also slow paced. I will only agree to watch this particular movie if u are a fan of wire walking or Joseph Gordon Levitt. If not, don't bother. Pretty sure the book will be 10 times better than the movie.

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