‘The Walk’

the-walk-featuredHead-spinning! The 3D camerawork on the walk across the two WTC buildings is simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying.

The Walk is a spectacle in every sense – the exaggeration of storyline and characterisation in the Parisian backstory of Philippe Petit, the New York preparations for the illegal stunt and then the superb dramatisation of that walk itself. It’s the more extraordinary for the fact it’s a true story.

Director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, I, II & III, Forrest Gump)¬†has not only created a wondrous retelling that, whilst slow to take off, builds to a soaring climax. It’s also a homage to New York and the World Trade Centre.

Rating: 76%

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