Star Cast: Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley and Robin Wright.
Director: Baltasar Kormákur.
Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Tyler Thompson, Brian Oliver, Nicky Kentish Bames and Baltasar Kormákur.
Claps For: Visual Effects, Background Score, Cinematography and Performances.
Slaps For: Promises to be a grand and inspiring tale but ends up as any other disaster drama.
What’s New: You might start fearing snow-caped mountains after watching this movie!
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Story: ‘Everest’ is based on the real events of the Mount Everest Disaster that happened back in 1996.
The commercialization of climbing Mount Everest led people from different spheres of life to join the expedition. While Adventure Consultants Expedition was led by Rob Hall, Mountain Madness was led by Scott Fischer. However, on their way back to the ground after touching the highest peak of the world, the team met with severe and violent storms that tested their patience and survival strength.
The film is about their struggle to reach on the top of the mountain and their fight to get back to their families.
Performances: Even though the movie is more about the visuals and the disaster that takes place, more than powerful performances, Jason Clarke (as Rob Hall), Jake Gylenhaal (as Scott Fischer) and all climbers have done an amazing job.
Emily Watson is a delight to watch as Helen; and Keira Knightley looks gorgeous and good even in the little role given to her.
Direction: The movie is cinematically brilliant with stunning visuals and background music, excellent cinematography and clichéd editing. However, one place where the movie fails is its execution. It seems as if director Baltasar Kormákur is confused whether he wants to make it a menacing and frightful disaster drama or an inspiring tale about survival and team work. Had he been quite sure about the same, and had the movie NOT been promoted as an inspiring saga (which it isn’t), then the movie might have been even a better watch.
Nevertheless, the movie is still worth the watch with nearly every second scene giving you goosebumps!
Combo-On-Offer: VFX + Drama
Verdict: We give the movie CLAPS for showing Man VS Mountain in a menacing way.