“Fall” Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla). #FallMovie
For best friends Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and Hunter (Virginia Gardner), life is all about conquering fears and pushing limits. But after they climb 2,000 feet to the top of a remote, abandoned radio tower, they find themselves stranded with no way down. Now Becky and Hunter’s expert climbing skills will be put to the ultimate test as they desperately fight to survive the elements, a lack of supplies, and vertigo-inducing heights in this adrenaline-fueled thriller costarring Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
“Fall” was pleasant surprise in my book. I truly wasn’t expecting to get so caught up in the story as I did, with all the tension, all the drama, and how much the story had to offer. If we take a look at the trailers and the promos it doesn’t really do the movie justice, I feel really doesn’t tell much but what’s really going on within the story.
One of the things that got my eye the most was the cinematography. it’s difficult to differentiate visual effects from practical effects all throughout the film. And you actually feel as if you’re right there with the characters at the top of that tower. The second thing that caught my eye what’s the humor behind such a tense situation.
I must give props to the writers as they clearly knew how to balance dramatic tense moments with well-placed humor moments. And those humor moments completely make sense for characters as they are trying to bring down the nerves of what’s going on in their surroundings. If I have to single out as specific humor moment, I absolutely love the conversation that girls have regarding who are their favorite to WWE wrestlers.
Performance wise both actress Grace Caroline Currey and Virginia Gardner did great. While doing the second act without giving too much away Their friendship with a big reveal gets tested. I absolutely love but Virginia did with her character, she understands what she did, she understands the situation there at and we always see her with a positive mindset. Grace who plays Becky it’s a different story but it’s a character that I know a lot of people will relate to because of our situation not only at the top of the tower but in her personal life.
Letting go your fears, of your past and learning to forgive is at centerpiece of the movie. The two girls being at the top of the tower It’s just adds more to already tense situation. “Fall” works because of tension, because you understand what’s on the line here and as the story progresses how more complicated it gets.
Of course, if you suffer from Vertigo or fear of heights, fair warning go into this movie understanding that this may be one of your worst nightmares as it paints a picture of seemly impossible situation to survive from. Yet if you are fan of movies that keeps you at the edge of your seat this is clearly a must watch.