The Twin Towers and a Tight Rope
The Walk in 3D
Review by Ross Anthony

I was impressed with director Robert Zemeckis's use of 3D in Polar Express, so I screened the 3D version of The Walk. Beyond his strong command of telling a story on film, Zemeckis has an excellent feel for 3D. He chooses angles and actions that draw you into the film – make you feel a part of it, rather than just using it as a gimmick. That said, I did duck for cover once or twice when something was dropped from above directly toward the camera.

The Walk is based on Philippe Petit's book that retells the story of how he illegally managed to strap a cable between the Twin Towers in New York and walk across it. Zemeckis opens that story with charm and romance, though as the mission gets closer, Petit loses some charm. Despite this, the film never does. Engaging and visceral. We enjoyed it.

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  • The Walk. Copyright © 2015.
  • Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Written by Philippe Petit, Robert Zemeckis, and Christopher Browne.

Grade..........................A- (3/4)


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