Of Fall

Fall is a 2022 survival thriller film directed and co-written by Scott Mann. Fall stars Grace Caroline Currey and Virginia Gardner. Fall was theatrically released on August 12, 2022, by Lionsgate Films on a 3 million dollar budget and grossed 16 million at the box office.

Fall Movie Poster

This is a movie about Falling. In the opening sequence a trio of adrenaline junkies have a mountain climbing incident which results in one of them falling to their death. On the anniversary of that death the remaining duo go on an epic adventure to climb a 2000m decommissioned television tower….

The Good

It is intense!!!! You would never think a movie can keep you holding your breathe throughout its entire run time, Fall does this. It feels like an escape room movie except outside.

Danger D in Fall posing on tower edge

The movie has some stunning visual shots and the director’s choice in opting for shooting live sequenceson a 60 foot mountain platfrom instead of CGI lends a very realistic persepective to the scene that can bring out the fear of heights in you… I don’t have a fear of fights but I do have a fear of falling ha!

perching on a tower Fall movie

The movie has great pacing with the more intense scenes interspersed with dialogue scenes giving you a break from the dizzying heights while additionally character building in a way that will make the plot twist.

Fall also captures the story of content creators and how sometimes they appear larger than life for their fans but hey anything for those 60k followers.

The Bad

Can a movie be said to be too intense? Because when you are ¾ into it, if you are me you will check the time and wonder how much of this you can take and how the movie can be possibly resolved in the remaining run time. 🤔

The plot is mostly predictable, playing out in a formulaic problem and solution approach where each segment of the movie is about solving a specific problem, how do we find water, where do we go to the bathroom, how do we get down?…

Climbing B67 Tower Fall Movie

The Ugly

While for the most part the movie has good pacing, given the attention to detail the director had gotten us used to, the last quarter of the movie felt rushed towards a conclusion that wraps up too neatly to be satisfying.

If you have an extreme fear of heights you might want to give this one a miss as it will give you vertigo, this wont be a thriller survival movie, it’s a horror.

Sholoh Hunter in Fall Movie

Final Thoughts

This movie was put together with heart and it shows, you will not even feel that you basically spent the movie’s run time watching only 2 characters, it’s a survival movie that touches on life’s basic fundamentals… what drives us?

Fun Fact: The look of the fictitious B67 tower in the film was inspired by the real KXTV/KOVR Tower radio tower in Walnut Grove, California, which is also over 2,000 feet high and one of the tallest structures in the world.

KXTV/KOVR Tower radio tower

The movie made use of “deep fake” technology to keep it on a PG-13 rating by digitally redubbing swear words into more acceptable ones, instead of reshooting the scenes which would have been a costly and time consuming venture.

Have you watched Fall? How is your relationship with heights?

8 Comments

  1. How do we go the bathroom?
    Easy, piss those pants! All the wind that high will dry you out in no time.

    I got scared just looking at the pictures though, so I don’t think I’ll ever be trying this movie…

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    1. Haha how do they go to bathroom hold hands and squat over the edge of platform 2000m high and try to fall off 🤣🤣🤣

      The movie is a dizzy ride, I think the director went by the rule, if you can’t beat them then bambozoozle their senses with vertigo inducing cinematography so no one will look too closely into the questionable choices of action by the characters in the movie 🤣🤣
      I think skipping this movie might even save a brain cell or two 🤣
      ~B

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  2. It reminded me of a film where three characters were stuck on ski lift in the middle of winter…I am not fond of heights but honestly it just didn’t interest me, all the while watching the trailer I thought, these are some idiotic characters.

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    1. Matt, I agree with you, they are definitely idiotic characters and the premise of the movie shows quite a lack of foresight by the characters, like hey, maybe they could have better prepared for their adventure; gotten appropriate gear and clothes, made sure to fully charge their drone and of course arranged plans to have someone check in on them…
      Unless maybe that was part of the point to show how social media has made people into glory seeking idiots who will do anything for the likes and hashtags, pursuit of the ultimate selfie 📷

      ~B

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    1. It is an interesting movie 🎥 ☕
      If it piques your interest and the uglies don’t seem major then I say totally add it to your watch list 🤓 I would not be surprised if it earns itself some awards or at least nominations 🏆
      ~B

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