Viewers Fall into the Stunt-Fueled Adventure Of ‘Fall Guy’

Viewers Fall into the Stunt-Fueled Adventure Of Fall Guy

Diving off buildings, landing jumps through fire, or driving cars off ramps onto cruise ships- action movie lovers itch for thrills created by stunt doubles.

The movie “Fall Guy,” starring Ryan Gosling highlights the ‘stunt guy,’ the unsung hero of the film industry. 

For those who don’t know, “Fall Guy” is based on the 80s tv show “The Fall Guy” about a Hollywood stuntman named Colt Seavers. Portrayed by Lee Majors, Seavers picks up some extra pocket money by using his rough-and-tumble skills to track and capture bail jumpers, while also being roped into bounty hunting. 

Colt Seavers rides under a garbage truck, in attempt to get his phone back. Photograph via @imdb on X

Forty-three years later, a new version of “Fall Guy” was released. This time instead of being a television show, it was a feature film. This movie puts a modern spin on the original ’80s show, maintaining the same characters that the ’80s version had.

Colt Seavers, played by Ryan Gosling, is a tenured stuntman who had a freak accident when working on a film. After the incident, Seavers started working as a valet driver. While working, Seavers discovers that he has more left in the tank. 

After watching the movie, I came to the conclusion that director David Leitch did an excellent job of emulating the original show while also putting a more modernistic spin on it. Leitch maintained the same characters as the original.  Within the movie, Leitch included easter eggs that reference the 80s show. One of these easter eggs is a term used to describe hidden artifacts that directors and cast members choose to include. In addition, Lee Majors, who played Colt Seavers in the ’80s show, was even cast as an extra. 

Servers leaps on to the helicopter to recover a stolen film. Photograph via @imdb on X

At times, the movie was dry, but the cast makes up for it by including a twist where it looks like Colt dies while running away from the antagonist Dan Ryder. In the next scene, Colt arrives on set dressed as an extra in order to fix his relationship with the director.  All in all this film has its moments, it is one of those movies you would put on in the background while you are cleaning your room. I give this movie 3 out of 5 feathers.

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