Free Solo, the movie, Alex Honnold Free Solo of El Cap

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hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Aug 10, 2018 - 01:30pm PT
Man, I had to chalk up just watching the trailer--it looks intense
WBraun

climber
Aug 10, 2018 - 01:36pm PT
Some of the comments on that YouTube trailer are so st00pid.
Roots

Mountain climber
Redmond, Oregon
Aug 10, 2018 - 02:14pm PT
What does Tommy mean here?

He means it's dangerous.

And, yes those YT comments are stOOpid.....except the one about it looks scarier than Pet Cemetery (movie). - I'd have to agree with that comment : )
Mei

Trad climber
mxi2000.net
Aug 10, 2018 - 02:33pm PT
What does Tommy mean here?

"Everybody who is made for soloing - a big part of their life is dead now."

https://youtu.be/xNb524VQBU4?t=1m14s

Everybody, who has made free soloing a big part of their life, is dead now.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Aug 10, 2018 - 02:53pm PT
Thanks. I must have had that yanny laurel thing going on!
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss On the End of a Wet Fist
Aug 10, 2018 - 02:58pm PT
Some of the comments on that YouTube trailer are so st00pid.

Kinda like a lot of the comments on Stupor Torpor??
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Aug 10, 2018 - 03:00pm PT
Yeah, sorry Walleye.

I'll head back to the CMBR discussion on the mind thread now.
WanderlustMD

Trad climber
New England
Aug 11, 2018 - 11:52am PT
Trailer looks pretty mega.

I'm curious if Peter Croft will be in the final cut at all; Valley Uprising sorta skipped him and he would sure be relevant to the story....

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 11, 2018 - 12:48pm PT
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/nov/14/how-fox-ate-national-geographic

Jon Beck, I'm floored by this news. FOX?!?!

Toker, you're right on. Nothin's really free.

MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Aug 11, 2018 - 01:27pm PT
Climbers disappointed? No.

I would put money on that.


Except for the fact that it misses any verifiable target.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Aug 11, 2018 - 01:55pm PT
Re this production and the trailer.

Meru was a finely crafted a piece of mountain cinematography and story telling and on the strength of that work I'm very much looking forward to this film.

The trailer shows promise of a great piece of work depicting a mind boggling achievement on Alex' part.

As a sidebar, the comment about the lifespan of someone dedicated to free soloing doesn't square with the accomplishments and longevity of Reinhold Messner and Peter Croft, two of the greatest soloists of their generations.

Respect,

PB
kingtut

climber
Jingus Newroutaineer
Aug 11, 2018 - 02:03pm PT
^^^The list of dead major free soloists is longer....

But you're right, what dafuq does Tommy know?
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Aug 11, 2018 - 02:23pm PT
In all fairness, Tommy's right about the odds but in this case, just a bit too sweeping with that generalization.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Aug 11, 2018 - 04:24pm PT
It's a bit hyperbubbly. Don't let Alex Free Solo anything till the movie comes out.....he's probably seen it by now though. I saw that interview wherein Alex said the movie was going to be inspiring. That was probably an understatement! I hope there are plenty of disclaimers and warning to parents for their children to not try this sh#t at home since it will be in theaters.....kids of all streaks will be sneaking off to the crags. The crags will be crowded after this - LOL.....but they will quickly become un-crowded! I kind of wonder about the sanity of making the film so wildly available. People should have to jump through a few hoops to see it, just for caution sake. Hey, got a copy of that free-solo film going around? Can ya get me one?
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Aug 12, 2018 - 07:27am PT
LOL:

The crags will be crowded after this - LOL.....but they will quickly become un-crowded!

I don't think it will be "lemming time" at the cliffs after this film. Basic self-preservation is still pretty high on most folks' list of to-do's. The super dramatic music was annoying. I hope there isn't much of that on the actual film. For dumb Hollywood action flicks, sure, but this requires a much more subtle hand. Hope Jimmy and his wife can wrangle this right. LOVED Meru and just watched it again with a climbing buddy. Great film.

BAd
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Aug 12, 2018 - 07:30am PT
Why all the hand wringing? I don't get it.

Just relax, take the movie when you get a chance.

DMT
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Aug 12, 2018 - 09:29am PT
Will be the first time I'm watching a climbing flick while eating popcorn.
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Aug 12, 2018 - 09:31am PT
I'm officially burned out by ~100 views of that trailer. I think it ruined it for me. I don't need to see the movie now - except to see some of those amazing El Cap shots on the big screen...
Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 12, 2018 - 03:45pm PT
I like how Alex got the old lady to paddle the canoe. Haha
squishy

Mountain climber
Aug 14, 2018 - 12:26pm PT
"I'm excited about how terrified I'll be while watching this."

"Everyone's hands will be sweating in the theater"

"I almost dropped my phone because my palms are so sweaty from watching this."

"This is going to give me anxiety & make my palms sweat. Itís going to beg so great though."

"I'm excited about how terrified I'll be while watching this."

"Its just stupid to do this w/o ropes!!"

"I bet I can get the same feeling of risk just by sharing needles."
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