Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The walk 2015 (film review)

 "Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man - Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photo realistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry, The Walk is true big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. The film, a PG-rated, all-audience entertainment for moviegoers 8 to 80, unlike anything audiences have seen before, is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, ..." IMDb

 Well having read what it says in IMDb  above and having just seen the film I'm wondering what they watched, cos it wasn't what I saw thats for sure!.
 Frankly the film is awful.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a inspector Clouseau-esque accent, and my God it's slow.
 While the CGI is well done and you'd swear they'd rebuilt the twin towers for the movie, it's painfully slow and boring, I was so bored I ate my own hand... luckily it grew back... regeneration I suppose, still it'll come in handy for something. 
 Seriously, give this film a miss and watch the million times better Man on a Wire 2008 that has the man himself Philippe Petit in it and actual footage of the real thing.

Waynes rating 1/10  And it only got the 1 for the CGI....

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