The Fall (now available on VOD services like Amazon Prime Video) is a classic single-location B-movie focused on exploiting a single fundamental fear: very, very high altitudes (aka acrophobia). So two women climb up an oversized skinny thing and we endure a series of EFF-THIS moments for the better part of 107 minutes, and sometimes, when done right, that’s all you need to see from a movie . Let’s see if Fall got it right.
The gist: Some call them thrill-seekers, some call them nuts: The three are just points on the face of a giant cliff. They climb, fearless with ropes, harnesses, carabiners and these anchors! Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and Dan (Mason Gooding) are a sweet young couple who steal a puck while dangling, and Shiloh (Virginia Gardner) is the weirdo they dub “Ethan Hunt.” But with one incident, just calling it an “incident” is like saying World War II was a one-time event. Dan slipped and fell. decline. shout. From here one can only guess: he broke down and is no longer alive.
Even though Becky is a millennial, she still has an answering machine, and this may be the film’s biggest test of our disbelief, and believe me, there will be some real goofs to come. She gets a call from her worried father (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). She wasn’t home to answer because she was back at the bar. at the bottom of the bottle. rupture. Before we even see her sleepy, half-downcast eyes, you can tell she’s upset as empty pizza boxes and takeout containers are strewn around her house. There was also a bottle of pills in the liquor cabinet. She threw them on the counter and thought.
She really needs something to shake off that brutal terror, and Shiloh has a bright idea: They drive to this rusty, old, abandoned TV tower in the middle of the desert, and climb out of it. This leads Becky to confront their fears until they cry, before scattering Dan’s ashes in the wind. Shiloh is a professional YouTube stunt duper known as Danger D, so it’s her job to be an annoying jerk. So she squeezes into her crackest push-up bra, grabs Becky, and they go up, the ladder rickety and oxidized, the wind moaning, are they wearing enough sunscreen? These white girls were pale.