Everest (2015)

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A story based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster which led to the deaths of several climbers.
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*SPOILER*  Tepidly paced with striking visuals

"Everest" is a tale of survival set against the backdrop of a mountain expedition gone wrong when snowstorms and blizzards threaten to wipe out the very existence of the mountain climbers in spite of the best possible resources for safety around at the base camp.Nothing much to rave about and often too verbose, the first half is quite a drag which actually narrates the camaraderie among the camp organizers and the tourists who want to hit the highest peak at the Everest.Nothing really happens in the first half except for one scene across a bridge during the expedition.
The second half is slightly better but not outstanding either.Sweeping visuals of the mountains and snow storms make up for much of the lack of action and thrill.The performances are not great enough for an epic movie of this sort.Of the stellar cast ensemble, Jason Clarke,Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhall get meaty roles which they play with ease.For me John Hawkes who plays a father trying to prove nothing is impossible to his estranged children was perhaps the film's brightest spot.And the wonderful Keira Knightley as the expectant mother,Emily Watson as one of the adventure camp organizers and Robin Wright as the wife of one of the tourists who can sense some danger in this expedition infuse the film with the emotional anchorage that was much needed.For me the women in the movie were a lot better even considering their smaller secondary parts.Somewhere along the line , the handsome Sam Worthington and Martin Henderson play roles more than just eye candy..I am leaving out Jake Gyllenhall as he appears to be in deseprate need on a salon with his overgrown beard and tresses.
Everest can be recommended for its enticing visuals and a few genuine moments of survival that strongly cut across.The film is inspired by true life events.For fans who like adventure and expedition, I would recommend that they also carry truckloads of patience with them while viewing this one.

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as Rob Hall
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as Michael Groom
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as Charlotte Fox
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as Makalu Gau
as Klev Schoening
as Ed Viesturs
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as Stuart Hutchison
as Caroline Mackenzie
as Helen Wilton
as David Schensted
as Sherpa
as Travelling Man
as Anatoli Boukreev
as Scott Fischer
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as Doug Hansen
as Beck Weathers
as Ian Woodall
as Taiwan Sherpa
as Desk departure attendant
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as Lou Kasischke
as Andy 'Harold' Harris
as Meg Weathers
as David Breashears
as Jon Krakauer
as Janie
as Yasuko Namba
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as Peach Weathers
as Guy Cotter
as Tim Madsen
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as John Taske
as Frank Fischbeck
as Neal Beidleman
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Auro-3D, Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
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24 fps
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1.44:1 (IMAX), 2.35:1
Archival Source:
Never let go
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Dubbed into: Everest (Tamil)
Reference: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (Hindi)
Dubbed into: Everest (Hindi)
Dubbed into: Everest (Telugu)
Þráinn Sigvaldason was set to be in this film but couldn't make it.

Jason Clarke and Sam Worthington have both starred in a Terminator film. Sam Worthington starred in Terminator Salvation (2009) and Jason Clarke starred in Terminator Genisys (2015).

This story and some stylized scenes were also borrowed from the 1998 IMAX film also titled "Everest."

Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) was the first person to climb Everest 5 times, his wife Jan (Keira Knightley) went on to be the second New Zealand woman to summit Everest. (Lydia Bradey was first).

This movie is based on the worst disaster to ever occur in the Mount Everest region in Nepal but a striking coincidence occurred when this movie was being shot in Nepal. An avalanche on April 18, 2014 killed 16 people on Everest and the casualty was higher than the 1996 disaster which this movie is based on. The shooting had to be postponed and the disaster took the most lives ever taken in an Everest Disaster mostly Sherpas (all Nepalese) who were preparing ground work for the upcoming climbing season.

The film is to be based on various books about the 1996 Mt Everest disaster, including Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air", and interviews with survivors.

The fourth movie starring Keira Knightley, with a soundtrack composed by Dario Marianelli. Previous movies were Pride & Prejudice, Atonement and Anna Karenina.

Although they share no scenes together, this is Jason Clarke's second collaboration with Josh Brolin since Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

Robin Wright and Michael Kelly are co-stars in the Netflix series House of Cards (2013)

Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington previously starred together in the movie Last Night (2010).

This will be Walden Media's first film with Universal Pictures. It will also be the company's second film to receive a PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America, with the first being is The Given.

A consultant on the movie, survivor Lou Kasischke, published his account of the Everest tragedy in his book, "After the Wind."

Jason Clarke replaced Christian Bale in both this film and Terminator Genisys (2015)

Christian Bale was attached to play the role of Rob Hall, but left to appear in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) instead. Director Baltasar Kormákur subsequently decided to transform the film to an ensemble version of the story.

The film is be based on various books about the 1996 Mt Everest disaster, including Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air", and interviews with survivors.
Filming Start Date:
13 Jan 2014