Free Solo is absolutely a fantastic movie. I loved it and woke up thinking about it. I told my wife about it this morning and showed her a clip, how can anyone not be amazed at this guy?
Imagine climbing this without ropes or support gear! (He obviously trained and mastered his route with ropes)
Great Movie! I highly recommend it, and some of his YouTube interviews to go along with it.
Sheldon and I laughed in that we are both afraid to get on our roofs. Some of the stuff in that movie — hand holds and foot holds on that vertical 3,200 foot climb just didn’t seem humanly possible. It’s a level of athleticism I’ve never seen before. Truly a real life spiderman! Amazing!
The second movie we watched was The Last Starfighter. Luke loved it as a kid and Sheldon saw it years ago. Luke brought it over and suggested it as our encore. I’d never watched it, so we all agreed we’d give it a go.
It was laughably horrible, or maybe it just hasn’t aged well and if I’d seen it as a youngster I’d have appreciated it more? Luke, no offense meant!
It was updated to surround sound for its BluRay debut, and by that I mean I noticed like twice in the movie when a sound came out of something other than the center channel speaker.
We quickly jointly transformed that viewing experience into a Mystery Science Theater live commentary and shared some laughs.
I enjoyed the hangout time last night. You two are a lot of fun. Thanks for the visit, Sheldon and Luke.