Talking “The Walk”

Can you take it? My heart is in my throat just watching the 2D trailer. 3D IMAX? Ohhh, I don’t know about that…

Reviewed by Mark Leonard

Can I take it?…round two. Last week, I queried whether I could stand the stomach-in-your-throat thrills, of the just-released 3D IMAX “Everest”. Well…here we go again. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Philippe Petit, in the latest creation by Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis, “The Walk”. Mr. Petit, a French high-wire artist, famously walked between the two twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. He accomplished this by using a team of thrill seekers, to smuggle equipment into the skyscrapers–and to shoot a performing wire from one building to the other, under cloak of night, near the very top. And not only does Mr. Zemeckis convincingly digitally recreate that then new New York City landmark, but like “Everest”, it’s done in heart-stopping IMAX 3D. Honestly, I believe “Everest” might be easier to take!

Now, of course, this story has been done before, in “Man on Wire”, the 2008 release that grabbed the…

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