Friend convinces friend to do something dangerous after a tragedy. Isn't this how THE DESCENT started? I think what kinda killed it for me was that I knew before I watched it that it was the same guy who made 47 Meters Down then as soon as we get to that scene and her friend starts acting differently I knew it was the exact same twist. I think the part that frustrates me about these movies is how you need to not apply logic. It can't be scary, because it's so stupid to go up that ladder with no plan b, not contacting someone about your climb, no one at the bottom in case of emergency. The list goes on. These are two stupid people who decided to do something incredibly. Stupid. So the tension is lost. It's no longer scary. It's pointless. So as a climber; this movie was technically wrong in almost all climbing aspects. And it all could have been fixed by asking a climber. Hell give them $100 for a consulting fee. To anyone thinking about making anything about a sport you don't know have extreme knowledge about; hire somebody in that sport. Don't make a skateboard movie without talking to skateboarders, don't make a football movie without talking to football players, and talk to climbers before you make a movie about climbing. The thing that I also find wrong with the movie is that they supposedly don't have cell-phone service when they're at max height but halfway down they have service! This is wrong because of the type of frequencies commonly used by cell-phones: VHF and UHF frequencies operate best at line of sight so the two girls really should have had even better cell-phone service at the height that they were at than at ground-level because they had no obstructions to the line-of-sight to a cell-phone network antenna! Oh well, I guess it's the movies which many times are not technically right!
Drowning in a sea of grief, 51 painful weeks after the life-altering incident that scarred her for life, emotionally fragile rock climber Becky reluctantly decides to confront her fears. And as her thrill-seeking friend Hunter re-enters Becky's ruined life, the two experienced climbers embark on a high-risk climbing adventure to the top of the abandoned 2,000-foot B67 TV tower: an anxiety-inducing, vertigo-inspiring construction of weather-beaten metal and rattling rivets in the middle of the Mojave desert. However, when the peril-laden climb doesn't go as planned, the women must summon up every last ounce of courage and strength to devise a plan for a safe return home--or die trying.
September 29, 2022 at 04:22 PM