If you have a dream which is yet unfulfilled, you need to watch this film. If it doesn’t inspire you to take action, I don’t know what will. Directed by the man who brought us Back To The Future (my favourite film), Robert Zemeckis.
This is the true story of Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the French man who dared to live his dream of walking a high wire between the two towers of the World Trade Center without a safety harness. With a huge helping hand from circus high-wire performer Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley) and a group of ‘accomplices’, he embarks on the unbelievable stunt. Joseph Gordon-Levitt does amazingly well here, you’d swear he was really French. The things actors have to do these days in order for filmmakers to get a big name on the movie poster!
I find that true stories which are made into films tend not to be as gripping as fiction. Real life tends to have less ups and downs. This is one of the better ones; there are moments where you’d swear it was made up. This is a very good film, the reason why it just missed out on 4 stars was the re-watchability factor. I just can’t see myself wanting to watch it again.
Don’t make any extra effort to see it in 3D; as with many other films these days, it’s so rarely used to full effect.
The Walk premieres in Sweden on October 9.