"An epic, gripping and immersive film that deserves to be experienced on the biggest screen you can find."
At the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest has captivated humanity in both the glory of reaching its summit, and the sheer magnitude of danger that comes with trying to. Everest takes audiences on this journey.
Based on true events, the film dramatises the 1996 expedition of two climbing parties and their struggle to survive as Mount Everest is engulfed in a severe snowstorm.
With a solid script by William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours) and direction by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns), Everest is a powerful retelling of a harrowing story with great scope that remains focused, allowing for firm character development (though don't expect great exposure of the talented Sherpas) and a good understanding of the gruelling nature of the Everest experience. The greatest asset of the film is the authenticity brought to the look and feel (enhanced even more with 3D). Never has this experience seemed so real outside of documentary.
Each member of the all-star ensemble cast gives sincere performances, no matter the time given. Furthermore the familiar faces create a refreshing tension of fair game in terms of who survives by the end, which pushes you to precipice of your seat.
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Overall, this is an epic, gripping and immersive film that deserves to be experienced on the biggest screen you can find.