Full Movie Reviews
Evan Wheatley - wrote on 10/21/2016
Snow flurries pierce your face as you lie on the frigid snow. Your hands and feet are frozen solid along with the oxygen tank at your side. As your body starts succumbing to frostbite, you remember that you are not 26,000 feet in the air on the slopes of the tallest mountain in the world. You’re in a movie theater, the air conditioning is turned up a bit and you’re almost out of popcorn.
“Everest” is a visual and emotional roller coaster that retells the fight for survival of several climbers during the 1996 Mount Everest tragedy. The story follows two expeditions, one led by Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) and the other by Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal), and the storm that took the lives of five climbers from the two teams.
Rob is a kind-hearted, sympathetic guide who helps …
cinegeek.de - wrote on 03/07/2016
"Never let go" steht auf dem Plakat von Everest, der auf einer wahren Besteigung aus dem Jahr 1996 beruht. Der Film handelt davon, wie ein Sport für wenige Spezialisten zu einem Tourist Event mutierte. Das Gebirge erscheint auf einmal wie ein Abenteuerpark und wird von einem Gewimmel an Menschen bestiegen. Statt Einsamkeit hetzen hier die Massen auf den Gipfel. Die (Geschäfts)idee hinter Rob Halls Adventure Consultants ist eine demokratische. Hall, der Consultant für die Natur ist nicht unsympathisch, mehr idealist als Geschäftsmann. Sein Konkurent Scott Fisher von Mountain Madness wirkt wie ein wahnsinniger Späthippie. Fisher schluckt jede Menge Aufputsch- und Schmerzmittel und kennt keine Ehrfurcht mehr vor der Natur. Die Amateure, die von den beiden Kontrahenten auf den Berg …
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 12/23/2015
"To put it simply, guys.
Human beings simply aren't built to function at the cruising altitude of a 747."
Why the hell would I watch how a group of adventurers tries to reach the top of Mount Everest guided by a seasoned mountaineer, after they've paid a generous amount of money? An average family could book a few all-inclusive vacations for that kind of money. And it could also be something adventurous where you could admire breathtaking panoramas. Only the chances you'd die during such a voyage is significantly smaller. And just like the traveling journalist Jon Krakauer (Michael Kelly), I asked myself the big question : why the hell would someone decide to do something like climbing Mount Everest? Is it something masochistic? A dream that they are pursuing? Is it about pushing …
Logan Bangerter - wrote on 09/30/2015
Everest does not push any new boundaries when it comes to these types of movies. The story starts out pretty slow and the pacing is not very balanced. At one moment you'll be in a village in Nepal talking about how they're going to climb the mountain, then literally the very next scene, they'll be halfway through. Suffice to say, nothing really happens in the movie until they actually reach the top. Before that, the emotional moments are very quick and they felt unimportant to the storyline. However, when disaster strikes in the mountain, that's where I felt like the movie became very exciting. With intense and good music, impressive visual effects, and high tension, I would recommend watching this movie just for the second half. Before that, it's not very exciting, but the …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/25/2015
Never again will I look at a mountain the same way after seeing this movie.
The story is about a group of climbers tackling Mt. Everest must fight to survive after a devastating snow storm leaves them stranded. The film is based on a true story of the 1996 Mount Everest Disaster.
So I've just seen Everest and it was pretty good. What I thought the movie did a great job is making me care for the characters and I also liked how I felt like I was 29 or however thousand feet high on this mountain with the characters.
The cast in this movie is freaking huge and every single one of them and yes even Sam Worthington was great in this movie. Jason Clarke and Josh Brolin were both absolutely phenomenal in this film and easily the biggest stand out of the movie. Jake Gyllenhaal was great …
Snoogans - wrote on 09/24/2015
'Everest' is essentially a disaster flick that happens to be based on real events. The film is presented as more of a survival piece, rather than a straight up thriller. That survival comes closer to the end. The rest is a long setup that uses all it's time to show just how you go about climbing Everest. Lots of preparation procedure to sit though before the adventure. We get to see much of the surface area of the mountain, which helps us not get lost in the latter half when the crap hits the fan for the climbers. Extreme harsh conditions are shown realistically, ensuring my former belief that an expedition such as this is wise to avoid. The visuals are quite awesome. The mix of practical and CG is seamless. This offers excellent use of the IMAX 3D format. It definitely adds to …
Patrick Regal - wrote on 09/18/2015
English mountaineer George Mallory once answered the question "Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?" with "Because it's there." These three famous words (perhaps the most influential in mountain climbing) inspired people around the globe to do what he had done. According to National Geographic, almost 4,000 people have climbed Everest because it was there.
The cast and crew had one story to tell in this film: the 1996 Mount Everest Disaster and the people who witnessed it. The story was told, but the storytelling was lackluster. It is almost impressive how the most fatal day in Everest history (until 2014) was turned into a snooze-fest. However, the film has positive aspects, but the overall lack of excitement leads to a dull movie.
The visuals in this film are second to none. I …