<![CDATA[A story of an ill-fated adventure to Mount Everest that left 8 people dead, the movie Everest is based on a true event that took place in May, 1996, where due to bad weather conditions, the climb to the summit turned into a tragedy. The story line is simple. Two companies, led by guides, Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) and Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal) take a team on an expedition to the mountain that soon becomes a disaster. Others in the cast include Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Josh Brolin and lots of that-guy-from-that-movie. Everest is a kind of film that is meant to be watched in theatre, in 3D, on a 70 mm screen with Dolby digital surround to feel its full effect. Everest has spectacular visuals, with each frame designed carefully. Camera angles are different and innovative and give a sense of depth and height, most necessary for a film like this. Having watched edge of the seat thrillers of a similar genre like the ‘Vertical Limit’ and ‘Cliff-hanger’, I was excited for Everest expecting the same kind of rush. Much to my disappointment, Everest falls low on its adventure quotient with scenes starting out as exciting but ending drab, lower to your anticipation. The tension never builds to a breaking point and simply fizzles out. I am sure they had to keep it close to the actual event but the kind of chaos and helplessness that would’ve been experienced in reality never translates in the film. Shots are undramatic and sudden to feel its impact, a blink and the next thing you know someone died. It banks upon its visuals to make up for its lack of an intense plot. It ends up giving you less than what you expected, like those small portions in a fancy restaurant. Tasteful but not enough to satiate. Feature Image credits: cubemagazine.it Shefali Bharati [email protected]]]>
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