Amazing film documentary
- Free Solo review by sw
Im not into rock climbing or any sports and still found this a great watch.
Its made really well. Very clever, similar to a film with Lots of really tense parts. Sitting on edge of seat moments.
Interesting to see how a relationship works with this type of living on the edge job/sport.
You watch it in dispalef that someone can or would do this.
Ill recommend it to any and everyone!
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Tense and intimate
- Free Solo review by JO
Documentary exploring the motivation of Alex Hannold, determined to achieve his dream of accomplishing the free solo climb to the summit of El Capitan. Breathtaking with intense, nail-biting moments; the cinematography is awe-inspiring. You keep wondering what possesses anyone to dare to try this incredible, death-defying feat. It gives a real insight into the life of Alex, who difficult it is for him to reconcile relationships with his lifestyle and aspirations. The scenes with his girlfriend feel intimate moving. I strongly recommend whether you like climbing or not.
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Breathtaking - both visually, and philosophically
- Free Solo review by Champ
This film is seared on my mind, weeks after watching it. While I had the disk, I just had to watch it twice.
I've done a tiny amount of climbing, just enough to know I'd never remotely consider doing free climbing. But I also do other 'dangerous' activities, where my confidence and competence allows me to think that I have mitigated the risks, and am safely 'in control'. Consequently, the issues faced in the film spoke to me very directly.
The first reaction is that Alex has a death wish, or just doesn't care if he lives or dies. But then you get to know him, and realise he is an intelligent rational human being. And then your brain refuses to accept this - he sounds like a rational guy....but he's doing *that*!
By the end my brain wasn't able to square this circle, but I was just left in awe of what humans (some humans...) are capable of.
Watch this, and blow your mind
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