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‘The Walk’ provides an emotional journey for viewers
Charlotte Le Bon and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in “The Walk” (Courtesy of

One movie just hit theaters all across America and will not disappoint viewers. ‘The Walk,’ is a story about Philippe Petit, a high-wire artist who dreams of walking a wire that stretches across the World Trade Center. Petit trains and learns from the best to perfect his wire-walking skills and he assembles a group of accomplices to stage “the coup,” as he calls it.

‘The Walk’ is a very traditional movie that does not take many risks but succeeds it what it tries to do, which is to give the audience a terrifying yet fantastic experience. The movie’s cast is all-around pretty good except for the fact that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays Petit, has a French accent that is not that great, but it works. At first the accent seems very noticeable and bad, but as the movie goes on, the accent becomes normal and viewers will get use to it. This is likely because Gordon-Levitt is a well-known actor and the audience will know his actual voice quite well, so the accent will be more apparent. In actuality, his French accent works well and does not distract once the first 15 minutes have passed.

French Canadian actress Charlotte Le Bon plays Petit’s love interest in this movie. Unfortunately, she is quite forgettable and does not add much to the movie.

Charlotte Le Bon and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in "The Walk" (Courtesy of
Charlotte Le Bon and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in “The Walk” (Courtesy of

One of the better parts of the movie is James Badge Dale’s character, JP, who provides some comedic value to the movie and outshines the rest of the cast, except Gordon-Levitt.

‘The Walk’ surprises viewers with its spectacular CGI and exciting atmosphere. There is a large amount of CGI in the film, especially during the actual walk across the towers, but it is almost impossible to tell. Nothing looks fake in the film which just adds to the suspense it creates.

Petit’s walk across the twin towers is quite tense and exciting, but it loses the suspense if the viewer knows the actual story.

The film smartly avoids the topic of 9/11 as that event is just too big for this innocent, charming movie about one man’s dream to walk across two skyscrapers.

Overall, ‘The Walk’ is a good, family-friendly movie that is traditional and not that amazing. However, presents its viewers with an entertaining experience that is hard to forget.

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