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Everest (2015)

Note: I deliberately haven’t included any examples of scenes in this review, as I didn’t want to spoil anything for those who haven’t seen it. It is simply a review on what I thought of it.

Full of drama and action, Everest lived up to expectation. Despite having a slow-ish start, it proceeded to set the scene to some of the most dramatic scenes I have witnessed.

With a stellar cast (featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley and Josh Brolin to name a few), this film seems realistic and true to its original-true story. Unglamorous and less Hollywood-esk than usual, Working Title produced a film that gave a more realistic portrayal to what could happen on an expedition to climb Mount Everest.

This film not only is worth watching because of its realism, but dare I say it, worth a watch as it is entertaining. Although seeing the actors portray a true story also made me sympathize with the families of those who went on the expedition in 1996. (I wont say why because I don’t want to ruin it for those who haven’t seen it). Apart from the interesting story, I also want to credit its amazing use of visual effects. As I saw it in 3D, the amazing graphics and life-like CG were spectacular. Although, I am impressed that they actually went and filmed at the Everest base camp in Nepal and across a number of different locations (such as the Otztal Alps in Italy), as well as having Gyllenhaal and Brolin train for the film.

Overall, I enjoyed this film due to its nail-biting dramatic scenes, which kept me on the edge of my seat, the beautiful scenery/CG and the amazing acting.

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— AW