Saturday, October 10, 2015

Movie Review: ‘The Walk’ captures high-wire bravado at World Trade Center

By A.O. Scott
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Robert Zemeckis’s “The Walk,” opening the New York Film Festival. Credit TriStar Pictures
“Now I’ve seen everything,” an anonymous New Yorker remarks, marveling at the spectacle unfolding more than a hundred stories above street level. It’s the morning of Aug. 7, 1974, and Philippe Petit is walking across a steel cable strung between the towers of the World Trade Center. The Walk,” Robert Zemeckis’s painstaking and dazzling cinematic re-creation of Mr. Petit’s feat, stands in passionate opposition to that kind of thinking. There will always be fresh, unimagined wonders in store. And fresh horrors, too, as the sight of the twin towers can’t help reminding us. [link]

"The Walk” is rated PG (Some material may not be suitable for children). It condones trespassing, disregard for authority and neglect of personal safety. Your kids will love it.