Release Date : Sep 17,2015
Everest (aka) Everest English Movie review

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Production: Cross Creek Pictures, RVK Studios, Walden Media, Working Title Films
Cast: Emily Watson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Michael Kelly, Robin Wright, Sam Worthington
Direction: Baltasar Kormakur
Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, William Nicholson
Story: Simon Beaufoy, William Nicholson
Music: Dario Marianelli
Cinematography: Salvatore Totino
Editing: Mick Audsley
Distribution: Universal Pictures
Recreating breath taking visuals of Nature and filming the same is nothing new to Hollywood, but the film Everest goes one step further by recording the happenings of an iconic event that once happened at the highest peak of the world. Weaving a story from the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, the film is about two expedition groups led by Jake Gyllenhaal (Scot Fisher) and Jason Clarke (Rob). 
Using a linear pattern to narrate a touching story, the film lines up with a star cast like Josh Brolin, Keira Knightely and Sam Worthington playing key roles. Made like a character driven film with simple plots following each other, major portion of the film is shot in the picturesque locales of the mountain range and key credit of the visuals go to cinematographer Salvaotre Totino and to the VFX department for having brought in the authenticity in the shots.
A group of people set out on a life threatening journey with different purposes and reasons associated with it. Who makes it to the top and what happens when nature gets to do the answering is what the film all about. With multiple characters driving the narration of the film, it is the core emotions like separation, struggle, aspiration, fate and success that get to be positioned in the film than those heavy snow and unpredictability of the gruesome weather. 
Terminator Genesis fame Jason Clarke plays Rob Hall, the leader of Adventure Consultants. With a responsibility and undying passion to bring back his clients safely to the base camp after witnessing the world at their toes, it is the hero's heroic attitude towards the advent of climbing the toughest terrains on planet earth and the compassion to keep his crew safe is what touches you than those jaw-dropping sights of the abundant nature.
When films like Vertical Limit gave you the deadliness of how an expedition could get, Everest is more subtle and less gory, but gets all serious when one after the other starts to succumb to the mightiness of the snow ravage. Extreme care and attention have been paid to create the real settings of the Everest base camp and how the enthusiasts might actually pack themselves and look with the full gear on are well shown. Music by Dario does rekindle and elevate our pulse rate while the cuts of Mick Audsley are more to do with the stitching of two or more scenes together than flaunting his technical excellence with needless transitions.
When most of the cast delivers flawless performance, it is the lack of intensity or the marginalized action sequences that deviate us from the film whereas the portions involving the trek and the rescue operations make us dread for our lives when we might possibly go on such a trip. Everest is a film about what you do, why you do and how you do. The film questions your existence and symbolizes every little struggle you take to prove yourself. Adventurists might just pack their bags to Nepal the very next minute after experiencing the film. But the movie Everest is a touching story of a disastrous event told in a most convincing manner. So feel for it and start to question yourself.
Verdict: Almost there but the sight from the peak could have been lot more exciting.
( 2.75 / 5.0 )


Everest (aka) Everest English movie

Everest (aka) Everest English movie is a English movie with production by Cross Creek Pictures, RVK Studios, Walden Media, Working Title Films, direction by Baltasar Kormakur, cinematography by Salvatore Totino, editing by Mick Audsley. The cast of Everest (aka) Everest English movie includes Emily Watson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Michael Kelly, Robin Wright, Sam Worthington.