A truly remarkable feat--and just as remarkable to have captured it on film. It evoked extremely confusing and powerful emotions in me, but mostly what emerged was an extreme dislike of Alex Honnold. To value a meaningless achievement more than the feelings of the people who care about him... it's inexcusable in my opinion. This film really got me riled up.
It's hard for me to make the distinction between the absolutely mind-blowing feat of athleticism that is free soloing El Cap and the documentary about it. Nonetheless I will try to do it, for the climbing itself I would rate ∞/5.Needless to say my palms were sweaty during most of the scenes.
Felt that the exploration of Honnold's personality and psyche was a bit too clunky, too forced. As a documentary that functions as a portrait of an extraordinary athlete, this felt underwhelming. As a recording of a truly unbelievable feat, with all the technical skills and and emotional investment that was required, this is admirable. Completely nerve-racking.
A meio do filme comecei a pensar na teoria de que existem pessoas que entram em profissões ou têm hobbies extremamente perigosos (exemplo: free solo, forças armadas, etc.) propositadamente, pois sentem que não têm nada a perder e caso morram ao exercer a profissão/hobby morrem como um mártir.
Congrats to this guy first. This review is to list some unwittingly exposed toxic masculinity in the subculture. 1. The main character wanting to toss his girlfriend because she dropped a rope. 2. The main character's friend blaming said girlfriend for the main character's injuries/hinting that they should break up, because girls are an extra burden. 3. The main character's inability to express himself emotionally.
Admittedly there is a limit to how much I can invest in a film like FS. Invest may be the wrong word - I was as edge-of-the-seat tense as anyone - but extreme sports docs live way larger on the screen than they do in the mind. It's terrifically compiled with seemingly little drone footage, but I wanted some probing that couldn't arise with his friends behind the camera.