Everest (Super Short) Review

Snowy mountains are scary.

EverestI have a chance to view A LOT of films in the past few months.  However, I’m not a quick reviewer and they’re really piling up.  No joke, I have about 10 movies queuing up and with my schedule of 1 review per week, I won’t be able to finish them until next year.  Therefore, I decide to do super short reviews for some of these films.  This way I get to review more films per week and still have the chance to give out details reviews for films I really care about.

Everest is a pretty good film.  It’s based on a true story and it tells an exciting tale of a group of adventures who wants to conquer Everest after it becomes commercialized.  Obviously, things gone wrong for this group and for many, it’s an adventure of no return.

What happened to these people is sad, but the film makes things a bit too formulated.  It’s a predictable beginning, and a lot of characters’ fate is obvious.  The film introduces a lot of characters, but not all of them are as fleshed out as Jason Clarke or Josh Brolin’s, so there ultimate fate doesn’t hold much weight.  Also, since the film is based on true story, so it’s a bit shock to see that Brolin’s character is still alive at the end.  Actually, it shouldn’t be, as the film does a great job setting up the relationship between him and his family, so it would be more powerful when he turns out to be still alive.

The film is a beautiful one too, and it really shows how confusing things can be when disaster hits the snowy mountain.  However, it’s not a very good idea for a film’s point of view.  The scenes are confusing and messy, and after about 5 to 10 minutes of confusing chaos on screen, it’s hard for me to want to pay attention anymore.  This is the biggest problem I have the film.

– The Good:

  • The characters.
  • Beautiful scenery.

– The Bad:

  • Confusing scenes.
  • Not all characters are fleshed out.

– Overall Score: 7.2/10