ByArmando De La Cruz, writer at
Don't judge a book by its cover
Armando De La Cruz

On Saturday, the 26th of September, I received the opportunity to watch a free movie! So, I went to the impressive IMAX Headquarters building in L.A., courtesy of Moviepilot to watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new film, The Walk.

One of the most interesting things about the film is the style in which it was produced. Almost as if The Walk were made for another world in another time, the cinematography beautifully captures the emotions of the characters in a tangible way. The Walk is based on the true story of a young French visionary named Philippe Petit, whose large dreams and ambitions send him to the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, ready and eager to walk between the two landmarks on a high-wire without a safety net. The film doesn't spend much time explaining too many details of Petit's life, but it definitely covers the most important events of the daredevil's life. This is an engaging story that will keep you watching from beginning to end with anticipation and revere for Petit's determination and skills. With intense scenes and filming perfectly made to be displayed in IMAX on the big screen, you won't be able to look away.

The 3D IMAX filming magnifies the realism of the story as Joseph Gordon-Levitt delivers an excellent, top notch performance. The actor clearly demonstrates, undoubtedly, that he has grown an extreme acting prowess.

The main message I took away from the film was that, whatever you want in this life, you're going to have to take some risks to get it. You'll never know success without taking some frightening chances. You have to set your mind to it and try it at all costs, because there are no guarantees handed to us in this world.

I really enjoyed what Robert Zemeckis did for recreating the adventurous 1974 scenario. Keep in mind that this daring event happened 41 years ago, and it was an entirely different world than it is now in 2015, and Zemeckis does a grand job of transporting the audience to an earlier era. Thinking of this being so long ago really highlights the courage and spirit of Philippe Petit, in a time where nothing of the sort had been attempted before, Petit relentlessly blazes toward his goals, no matter how big - or high - they are set.

I truly recommend everyone go out and see this inspiring tale. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Peace my friends.

Armando D.


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