Documentary | Adventure | Drama | Sport
Touching the Void
The closer you are to death. The more you realize you are alive.
Fortunately for me, I don’t need to climb frozen rocks out in the middle of friggin’ nowhere to come to the realization that I’m really alive. All I have to do is get up in the morning. But, apparently, really, really, REALLY, not wanting to die makes, what I consider total dumb-shits, some sort of heroes or something. Regardless of that fact, I do like watching these kinds of movies…I just haven’t figured out why yet.
Touching the Void is a little different as it’s not really a movie, and not really a documentary. It’s a combination of the two. We have the original participants telling the story, and professional actors/frozen rock climbers playing it out for us as they tell it. It works out pretty well. The only part that really annoyed me was the dude that the story was really about – after telling the audience that you really thought you were finally going to die 129834719238 times, they probably get the point and have long since stopped caring. I mean, I understand you went through some serious shit and all, but please…
All else aside, it’s a pretty interesting watch. I still think there is something wrong with people that have to do shit like this to prove something to themselves, but to each their own.