Fall

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Profanity and mixed messages in perilous pulse-pounder.

PG-13 2022 107 minutes

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age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 14+

Based on 11 reviews

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The movie is a good example of ill preparedness, and, poor planning; not providing a flight plan - so to speak (to indicate to others, time, location, and an eta (estimated time of arrival of when they might get back); and, letting emotions govern good judgement; ignoring warning signs; and not respecting the dangers of an activity that could provide severe and unpredictable consequences. Another good example of this, is in cave diving. This activity is considered to be very dangerous, and even demands certification to at least minimalize the dangers that can be confronted. Case-in-point, a father and son, ventured on a cave dive at Eagle's Nest in Florida. At the ponds location, where the entrance is to be found, stands a sign with a picture of 'The Grim Reaper' - warning divers of the potential dangers that could be in store for them, should they not take heed. It is believed that on return of their brief exploration, something startled them, causing them to drop their light. Not having a gu

If you like watching a movie sitting in your theater seat for 2 hours in the fetal position, cringing with anxiety, hoping that 2 girls will not take the ultimate fall that would most certainly end their lives, then this is the movie for you. Several times, I almost walked out of the movie, so that I wouldn't have this horrible tragedy - you just know is about to come - permenently and, traumatically etched into my mind. Perhaps I'll save my brain from this exposure by falling myself . . . not from a height of 2,000 feet, but, falling to sleep. What a kind act indeed, I could do this most wholesome favor for my poor tormented being. But, unfortunately, it just didn't happen, and, I had to go and live through the whole miserable experience . . . oh woe is me. I'm a great one for watching survival type movies, but, I think I could have spared myself of this one. But it also gives credit to how well done this movie was made to evoke such a reaction. You think how crazy insane for these girls to go through all this and risk their precious lives. But, as a quote from the Bible, 'let he who has not sinned, cast the first stone.' Or, he, or, she, who has not done an extraordinarily crazy act . . . How we've all done something simular. I remember - as a teenager, I bet a friend that I could swim 4 lengths of the swimming pool underwater. I swam 3½, and then blacked out. Fortunately, there were several guys to pull me out, and I came to, as I was pulled up the stairs. But, coming back to the review, I did have an issue with the opening of the movie. And that was that these 2 challenges, should - in my opinion - have been done in reverse. At least to me, climbing that mountain, with near vertical overhanging rock formations, seemed far more intimadating, than climbing the inside stairwell of a human made tower. And, collateral threats as well - such as rock slides, wind gusts, sudden changes of severe weather, and too, eagles attempting to pull you off, which they experienced too (with vultures), but not until they got outside the structure. And, just simply not having something to grab onto. A recent example, of a woman not being able to go up or down. She didn't make it. But, I don't remember if she was free-soloing or not. There's a saying, 'those who are afraid to die, are also afraid to live. I think you have to use discretion with that. I think too, that in our evaluation of a risky situations, that could very well render severe consequences, that we should strive to consider an attempt only when such situation can be placed in the realm of a calculated risk, as opposed to a gamble. The girls in this movie did a fine job of acting, and, projecting the severity of the challenge they decided to take on. By Doug Obujen
2 people found this helpful.
age 14+
This a suspefull movie about tow young teen who climb up 2000 foot tower and becomes stuck on top

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.

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