Based on a true events, Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a French street performer, travels to New York in 1974 to place his high wire between the newly built Twin Towers, in hope to walk across them (minus the safety wire); achieving his dream.
What appears to be an impossible task, and what some would perceive as ‘cuckoo’, proves to be a shocking biopic, for the better. The screenplay by Robert Zemeckis establishes that, to be a true artist, a little bit of madness is necessary (take Lady gaga for example). As an audience member, you simply cannot help but want to see it unfold before your eyes – will he succeed, or won’t he? So surely, if this man can walk his tight rope between the two tallest buildings in the world, then writing a novel or learning to figure skate must be a piece of cake, right?
Bringing the World Trade Center back to life, The Walk makes for a surprising hit, and a significantly underrated film. However, if you are afraid of heights, this film may not be for you…The print poster alone will make your palms break into sweat. A nail-biting watch!