Baltasar Kormákur, VS 2014
English spoken – Dutch subtitles
Baltasar Kormákur’s disaster movie is a physical experience that will leave you breathless – and possibly suffering vertigo
Everest is an unrelenting real-life disaster movie that strands you near the top of the world’s tallest mountain and dares you to imagine what it must be like to be part of an expedition to the top going horribly, horribly wrong.
Everest relies heavily on awe, special effects and 3D. As director Baltasar Kormákur’s camera appears to glide just above the highest ridge of Everest, this mass of rock, snow and ice is just as terrifying and mysterious as the vast blackness of outer space itself.
Based on an actual trip to the summit in 1996 that ended in tragedy, an air of doom hangs over Everest, forcing you to wonder which of its endearing ensemble cast will make it down alive. The inevitability of death makes it all the more tough to watch.
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