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The Walk review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is cute but the film is more Hollywood spectacle, less story

Oct 10, 2015    

The first question that comes to mind when one begins watching The Walk is quite simply: what is the point of this film? Why was it made, you ask yourselves, considering Man on Wire, a stunning 2008 documentary covered the same story just a few years ago?The answer lies in the marketing-oriented mind of Robert Zemeckis, a filmmaker who is known for making crowd-pleasing films that are enveloped in the treacle and soaked extensively in the filmi elements of Hollywood. Zemeckis aim is simple the mainstream crowd does not watch documentaries, so a populist crowd-pleasing version of the same stor...

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