Director: Scott Mann
Casts: Grace Caroline Currey as Becky, Virginia Gardner as Shiloh Hunter, Mason Gooding as Dan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as James
Fall (2022) is a height-driven adventure thriller film directed and co-written by Scott Mann. Fall is produced by BuzzFeed studio and released by Lionsgate.
Trying to help her friend escape depression and overcome fear, Hunter and Becky find themselves stranded on a 2000-foot radio tower.
A bit about Fall
Fall starts with Shiloh Hunter, Becky Connor and Dan Connor climbing a mountain (for fun, I assume). Dan and Becky are lovers, so they stay together while climbing, while Hunter, a bold and daring young woman, is on her own, attempting to reach the summit.
Dan and Becky, who were madly in love, joked around for a time before continuing their climbing. Dan ascends until he is taken off guard by a bird, causing him to fall.
This occurrence hurt Becky so much that she refused to talk to anyone, including her father, James. Despite James efforts to get her back to normal so she may move on with her life, she always isolates herself.
Becky’s best friend Hunter is ready to scale a 2000-foot radio tower and wants a ‘partner in crime’. She approached Becky about the plan and attempted to persuade her, but Becky declined the offer because she hadn’t climbed in a while.
Becky agrees to take the challenge after waking up from a nightmare the next day. She intends to utilize this medium to disperse her late husband’s ashes from the tower.
They started for the old rusted tower location, which was distant from their home. Hunter was ecstatic, but Becky was not.
They had various challenges when climbing the tower, but they eventually reached the summit—stranded at the top, with limited energy, no cellar reception, no route down, and no food.
They are compelled to devise many escape routes from the tower, all to no avail. Left alone on the tower, truths are spilled, and tensions build.
Let me now express my feelings about this film.
Starting with the performers and actresses all performed admirably in this film, particularly Grace Caroline Currey and Virginia Gardner. Their performance was excellent, in my opinion. I was impressed.
Grace portrayed a shy person who needed a little prodding to break out of her shell. She is capable of incredible feats but prefers to play on the defensive to evaluate the situation better.
Virginia Gardner, on the other hand, seemed to be pushing things. This might be due to her demeanour in the film, but her performance was fantastic.
Virginia is louder, brasher, and more outgoing. I had the impression that she did not always think before acting. So, while some of her beliefs and acts seem illogical, they are consistent with her character’s conception. And Virginia does an excellent job of portraying this borderline problematic character.
The film was fantastic; even though I am not a fan of heights, I thoroughly loved it. Most of the film took place on top of a tower, it was nonetheless intense. Though my heart skipped a beat or two, I couldn’t stop watching; the crew did an excellent job.
Room (2015) is another movie I love that acted in mostly a single location
Fall, a vertigo inducing thriller, is full of plot twists, making it captivating and entertaining. It is captivating right from the start.
Another good thing I liked about Fall is that it is filled with suspense and a bit scary. The camera work is also really good. If you really want to feel the thrill, it’s best you watch Fall in a cinema. You can thank me after.
Life is fleeting; life is short, so you’ve got a use every moment you have to do something that makes you feel alive.Becky
Despite my disdain for how Hunter is sexualized, especially when she is about to climb the tower, I have nothing but praise for this film. She is impervious to criticism since her persona appeals to people’s sexual attraction to gain attention.
I could list a few more drawbacks, but I won’t because they include spoilers.
Did you know?
Lionsgate bought Fall, and to maximize profit from the movie, they instructed the team to erase all instances of the word “fuck” from the film so it could receive a PG-13 classification from the Motion Picture Association rather than an R-rating.
Due to the violence, sex, and blood, this is a fantastic thriller that I highly suggest to everyone above the age of 14.
Similar genre: Where the Crawdads Sing
You can watch Fall on Netflix or download it here
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