IN A NUTSHELL:
The thriller is about two best friends, Becky and Hunter, who find themselves at the top of a 2,000-foot radio tower. If you have an aversion to heights, you might want to skip this scary flick! Acrophobes beware! #lifeoverdeath
The film was directed by Scott Mann, as well as written by him with writing help by Jonathan Frank.
THINGS I LIKED:
- I was so nervous for these two idiot girls the entire time! Because of the ridiculously dangerous height, the movie is super suspenseful and nerve-wracking! The movie does a great job of giving you thrills and chills.
- I had never seen Grace Caroline Currey or Ginny Gardner in anything before. I thought they did a really good job, especially considering that they were able to keep me engaged the whole time with just the two of them on screen for the majority of the movie.
- I like Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the supportive dad in this movie. We don’t see him a lot, unfortunately. When he tries to help his daughter by reaching out to her friend, she says, “He had no right!” which is silly because he has every right…he’s her dad.
- The cinematography is pretty amazing! Beautiful and scary at the same time.
- It’s always fascinating to watch what survivors do in various situations to stay alive and get help.
- There are a couple of twists that might surprise viewers to keep things interesting.
THINGS I DIDN’T LIKE:
- My oldest son and his wife are big rock climbers. I REALLY wish they would choose a safer sport..like bowling or something! ha ha
- Want to hear my parental advice? Well, you’re going to anyway! When your friends try to convince you to do something stupid, have the courage to say NO!
- I think I would take my climbing shoes and gear more seriously than what the two girls had. They didn’t even wear gloves!
- You’d think they would have reconsidered their plan when they saw the old, rusty tower.
- What’s frustrating about this kind of movie is that the people involved don’t always consider all of their options before taking action.
- There’s a moment at the 1-hour, 22 mark where the voice of one of the girls doesn’t sync with the audio.
- There is a lot of foreshadowing that makes the movie pretty predictable.
TIPS FOR PARENTS:
- Lots of profanity
- You see a married couple in bed
- A girl sees imagined blood
- A girl wears a super low-cut shirt and a Victoria’s Secret push-up bra in order to get clicks and likes on YouTube. Nope, you won’t see me doing that. Just saying!
- Young adults do very dangerous things, specifically, climbing up an old, rusty 2,000-foot radio tower
- You see vultures eating bloodied creatures
- You see pee trickling down the tower
- Choose your friends wisely because they WILL influence you
- Mourning and grief
- Doing things to get attention
- Survival of the fittest
You can see the full review on the Movie Review Mom YouTube channel.