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June 4, 2015 at 11:21 am #187926
Really strong cast by the looks of it. I am not familiar with the true story on which this is based, but that trailer does seem to give away that at least one of the characters die, and shows which character that is.
Plus, I couldn’t help but think after about 15 seconds that Jason Clarke’s character dies, giving Knightley prime Oscar baity material.June 4, 2015 at 11:57 am #187927
This looks…FREAKING AWESOME???!!!!!!
Oscar for Knightley! Please!June 4, 2015 at 12:07 pm #187928
This looks amazing for Knightely.June 4, 2015 at 12:20 pm #187929
This actually looks pretty cool. Based on the trailer, I wouldn’t think that it’s the type of film to net any Oscars for acting though. Maybe visual effects and sound design.June 4, 2015 at 1:03 pm #187930
I’ve seen so many Everest and mountain disaster films docs shorts tv. With this cast, why stop now.
It’s inspiring, and heartbreaking.June 4, 2015 at 5:03 pm #187931
Looks marvelousJuly 8, 2015 at 3:29 am #187932
Everest has been confirmed to open the Venice Film Festival. It follows the likes of Birdman, Black Swan, Gravity and Ides of March in getting that opening slot. The hopes for this film are increased further then to follow on from those films.August 5, 2015 at 6:54 pm #187933
Tons of new IMAX goodies for the upcoming survival thriller Everest, hitting theaters on September 18.
This post, New IMAX Trailer, Featurette and Poster for ‘Everest’, is originally from Rope of Silicon, written by Brad Brevet.August 5, 2015 at 11:51 pm #187934
Love me a disaster, survival film that tests the human spirit. A true adventure drama film.
Physical performances and not only all that mooshy gooshy stuff.
From Cast away, The Impossible, Into the Wild, Gravity, Wild etc…
So i cannot ait for this one.September 2, 2015 at 3:20 am #187935
All in all, largely middling to good reviews for EVEREST:
Time Out: 4 Stars ‘Kormakur’s disaster movie is a physical experience that will leave you breathless – and possibly suffer vertigo’
Variety: ‘Although hardly a peak achievement, Baltasar Kormakur’s Himalayan epic is a properly grueling, strikingly unsentimental chronicle of the 1996 Mount Everest tragedy.’
Hollywood Reporter: ‘…Everest, bigger and more complex than anything he’s done before, vaults [Kormakur] into a new spot professionally’…’A gripping and immersive dramatization of a tragic trek.’
The Wrap: ‘Director Baltasar Kormakur’s adventure epic has breathtaking moments of peril, but too many characters make for an unsatisfying docudrama’
Deadline: ‘The technical aspects of this grueling film are superb throughout, including top-notch special effects and sound work. The movie should be a real player in the crafts categories of the Oscars, but I have a feeling it could go even further than that. Hopefully audiences will want to see this terrific film which represents the best of moviemaking at its most daunting.’
Fanboynation: ‘There’s not an underwhelming element within Everest – the script, cinematography, and acting performances are all top notch. It’s a film that never tries to do more than its story calls for, which is something that seems as if it’s becoming all-too-rare.’
Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian): 2 Stars ‘Just watched Everest at #Venezia72. Did Jake Gyllenhaal get lost in the edit? He’s hardly in it.’ ‘Everest is a frustrating movie in many ways – depsite some lurches and shocks, it doesn’t quite deliver the edge-of-your-seat thrills that many were hoping for, and all those moderately engaging characters mean that there is no centrally powerful character: the women are drippy and the men not much less so.’
ScreenDaily: ‘While it’s impossible not to be somewhat caught up in these climbers’ life-or-death struggle, Everest is oddly uninvolving – it depicts a horrific scenario in an underwhelming, distancing way.’
John Bleasdale (CineVue): ‘Everest. Brilliant Jason Clarke in weepy true story’ ‘Everest felt like a solid enough effort but reaction here is distinctly muted #Venezia72 @CineVue’
Little White Lies: ‘…And it’s [Gyllenhaal’s] best work in a long time – the empathy for his character shines through effortlessly…’ ‘Jason Clarke…comes into his own when asked to play a chipper dullard’ ‘There is, at times, the faint bouquet of cheese, especially when over-eager side players intone their earnest reasons for wanting to conquer the world’s highest summit.’
The Telegraph: 3 Stars ‘…the film’s main point of contact with its audience is the eminently sensible Rob – as the script is at pains to point out, his job isn’t to take people up the mountain, it’s to bring them down again – and Clarke does a fine job of making pragmatism and dependability into compelling movie-hero traits.’…’The swaggering is mostly left to Jake Gyllenhaal, resplendent in yak beard and man bun’…’Everest isn’t quite it. “Because it’s there” works as a mountaineering philosophy, but cinema can’t settle for that – it has to dig down as well as schlep it up.’
Indiewire: Grade B+ ‘Despite its behemoth scale, Everest strains to juggle its massive ensemble. Most of the other climbers land hardly more than a line or two of dialogue. While Gyllenhaal gradually fades into a minor role, Robin Wright – as the stern wife of Brolin’s character – barely lands more than a few minutes of screen time (thought she makes them count)’
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