Robert Zemeckis took us back in time with Marty McFly and again with Forrest Gump.
This time around, he might as well recycle a famous Back to the Future quote: “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”
Zemeckis plans to take us back to the top of the New York City’s World Trade Center, to walk with Philippe Petit (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) between the Twin Towers.
I am not going to let my hopes for this movie soar. Zemeckis’s work usually leaves me with mixed feelings. (His last film, Flight, didn’t work for me.) The story has already been told in an unforgettable, inspiring, nerve-wracking documentary called Man on Wire.
But I’m happy to have another opportunity to share my personal favorite review from my long run of writing about movies. Here are my reflections on Man on Wire: “The Wedding and the High Wire Act.”