Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Walk Movie Review

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in The Walk

The Carrots Are Cooked

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: The Walk is the true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) 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 little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan.

Gordon-Levitt delights as a man in search of "the perfect place to hang my wire" in The Walk, a literal magic carpet ride that had me smiling from start to (its incredible) finish. It looks hokey at first; but give it time, and prepare to fall in love with "the artistic coup of the century." The 3D effects are sensational (acrophobics beware) and the story, equal parts brazen, funny and inspirational. It's also playful (to a fault?) but it only intensifies the connection with one of the greatest daredevils (Petit) to ever live. Here's to the dreamers: Consider me seduced.