• Ian Henteleff

Movie Review: Everest


Baltasar Kormákur directs this tragic true story of an attempt to summit Mount Everest in 1996. Although the cast has some extremely talented actors, the lackluster script makes it difficult for the cast to deliver an interesting performance.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance falls flat due to his character being written inconsistently. Keira Knightly and Robin Wright play the whiny, tearful wives back home. It is unsettling to see talented actresses stuck in these annoying roles.

Most of the actors are not used to their full potential in this film and the script is boring. The one redeeming factor of this film is that the cinematography is incredible. It is a movie that demands to be seen in 3D and in theatres. It shows the beautiful and terrifying mountain through bird’s eye view shots and is so enthralling it gives the viewer vertigo-like symptoms. Unfortunately this affect will be lost when the movie is no longer playing at a theatre and the movie will be totally forgettable.