I'm sure it was a fantastic 3D experience, but, having missed it in theaters, I can't say this can hold a candle to the documentary. Although there are moments when Zemekis' and Silverstri's typical warm shines through, it's oddly emotionless and left me feeling infinitely more 'meh' than "Man on Wire", whereas with a fictionalized account you would expect the opposite.
La mia paura che una storia del genere non potesse riempire in maniera soddisfacente ben due ore di film si è rivelata fondata. Un'ode all'ambizione e al credere nei propri sogni, molto retorica e poco sostanziosa, che poggia sul fatto di essere una "storia vera" per dare interesse ai fatti mostrati, ogni tanto ripetitivi e davvero ai limiti dell'inverosimile. Bravo il signor Petit, un po' meno Zemeckis.
Would have enjoyed this a lot more if I'd experienced it in IMAX format. I'm sure the impressive aerial shots and visual effects would have looked incredible on the big screen. The rest of the story fell rather flat, having seen the far superior 'Man On Wire' (2008).
Please watch Man on Wire first/instead. The Walk is a completely different experience. It's not horrible but it lacks the emotions, intentions, thrill and brilliancy Man on Wire instead has. I personally don't really see the point of this film, also Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks like an anime character...
There is an obvious conflict between Zemeckis' obsession with artificial advancement and Petit's entirely human endeavor. Yet the two coalesce in a satisfying way with the film primarily functioning as an excuse to place the camera in physically impossible positions. The result is a tidy ode to all forms of human progress, underlined of course by human destruction, with Petit's selfless feat still more impressive