BRUCE ST JAMES

Movies in a Minute: ‘The Walk’

Oct 6, 2015, 3:53 PM | Updated: 4:34 pm

If you’re afraid of heights, you may want to stop reading this now because “The Walk” is a great movie with dizzying aspects.

The film focuses on Philippe Petit (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a French high wire artist who dreamed of nothing but impressing crowds of people with amazing feats. To do so, he and a mentor hatch a plan to place a high wire between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. It’s not really a spoiler to tell you they manage to pull it off, but I won’t reveal any more than that.

The best thing about this movie is it’s based on true events. And it’s not one of those where the creators took an idea and completely turned it Hollywood. This actually happened and Petit wrote the story himself!

Like I said earlier, if you have a fear of heights, you may want to see something else. I saw it in IMAX 3-D and I felt like I was out there on the wire with Petit.

 

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Movies in a Minute: ‘The Walk’