With cameras catching each overwhelming minute, “Rising” passes on the severe hardships Wampler confronted (depletion, dissatisfaction, even parchedness are all unmistakable) and additionally the astounding determination the amateur climber showed in scaling a stone monument double the span of the Empire State Building. Experienced aides Tommy Thompson and David Lane go with him on the trek, giving security checks, as well as straightforward point of view on Wampler’s much of the time shaky condition. Albeit barely inconspicuous, the elevate is believably grounded in Wampler’s sympathetic and idealistic perspective.
Tech credits shift from the highs of d.p. Corey Rich’s supple HD lensing of superb view to the lows of a treacly score inquisitively gave by “Friday the thirteenth” arranger Harry Manfredini.