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The Walk

Viewed 1100 times 2016-3-10 10:26 |Personal category:Movie|System category:Others| The, Walk, dream

The Walk

 (I worte this after watching the movie. So it has been lying in my memo for some time.)

It is indeed a great movie. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I wasn't waiting it to end like I did with The Last Witch Hunter. Neither did I really get bored like I was when watching The Star War. (No offense to the fans of these two movies. They are just not my type.) 


I love the way the story is told. It makes it so realistic and so telling; I love the music in the movie, kind of like a breath of fresh air; I particularly love the scenes shot in Paris as every single of it is so breathtakingly beautiful that it almost looks as magnificent as a painting; I of course love the leading actor and his accent in particular. It seems that he just pulled the role off effortlessly. 


Among all the things I adore about the movie, the topic is my favorite. It's not because it's an inspirational topic but because the topic itself is just too beautiful. I mean "who doesn't like dreams?" I am not talking about the phenomenal or sensational dreams like Philip's-to be a wire walker. I am just talking about more ordinary dreams like being a pilot or a policemen, owning a cafe or a florist's shop. In my perspective,harboring a dream is something admirable as well as respectable, be it big or small. 


Lucky, I have seen a few people who have shown great passion to their dreams and who have dedicated almost all of their time to their causes. Every time I am invariably awed by their enthusiasm and determination. To me they seem to be the light glowing in darkness. It is so outstanding even when it is only shimmering. 



There are few people in reality who can dream so big and aim so high as Philip. He is on many levels very heroic. He is also absolutely legendary. But he is rare. Heroes like him never just lie around us. It is doubtless the scarcity that makes his success so applaudable and sensational. We common citizens cannot and do not need to be like him. 


Now, if we just think about what difficulties he must have overcome to finally become internationally notable. He lived as a juggler who had to constantly watch out for policemen. Worse still, he was kicked out by his father after he confessed wanting to be a wire walker. Undoubtedly, there must be tons of other obstacles he must have encountered on his journey towards his extraordinary accomplishment. And those hindrances are only briefly touched upon in the movie. 


I do not think I am able to face that kind of pressure and face that many difficulties. So I can only respect and admire what Philip has done from a distance. Even though his achievement is unbelievably phenomenal, what I truly admire is the particular spirit he has displayed in the movie---clearly knowing what he wants and being a cult to what he does. This kind of quality is just irresistible. Whoever chase after dreams is respectable. 


Big dreams are for those ready to make big sacrifice; To me, I just need to hold a small dream close to my chest and live for it. 


(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)




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