Before reading this review, one must know that it is extremely difficult for me to even put this film into words.
The cinematography, the music, the rad 70’s clothing and the seamless SGI form this beautiful masterpiece of a film that’s incredibly… a true story.
Phillippe Petit, a Frenchman and tightrope walker, had an impossible dream: to walk between the World Trade Center towers.
After years of preparation, months research and trespassing in the, at the time, still under construction Twin Towers, Petit’s dream was finally at his finger tips… or toe tips.
This film takes you through Petit’s life, leading up to August 7th, 1974 when he made the impossibly daring and illegal walk between the north and south towers, not just once but eight times.
The Walk is extraordinarily thrilling even though the outcome is already known. It will put you at the edge of your seat, feeling like you are on that wire, sharing the whirlwind of emotions with Petit as they come.
No one could have played this role other then Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He portrays Petit in a charismatic, driven, charming and sometimes-psychotic way that make this movie even more enjoyable.
Fourteen years after the tragedy of September 11th, this film plays a beautiful tribute, reconstructing the Towers on screen and in our hearts.
This movie will make you laugh, possibly make you cry but it will 100% make you feel inspired, like you can chase even your wildest of dreams.
I recommend seeing the movie in theaters because there is no way you will get the same movie experience if not seen in IMAX 3D.
This story and film are life changing. Take my word for it, you won’t regret it!