September 25, 2014: Everest is a thriller, adventure film directed by British director Baltasar Kormákur and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is based on a true real life story of a group of climbers that had successfully scaled Mount Everest, but were overcome with tragedy as they descended down the highest mountain in the world.
The film was released in theaters on September 18, 2015 in the UK and North America and stars well known actors including Jason Clarke, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal. The film had made its premier on the Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2015.
Brief Storyline of the Movie
Everest the movie narrates the true life story of a group of climbers that were beset with tragedy as they were descending from Mount Everest in 1996. The film focuses on the survival attempts made by two expedition groups, one led by Rob Hall (Clarke) and the other by Scott Fischer (Gyllenhaal).
The adventure docudrama is inspired by the incidents surrounding the attempt by the groups to scale the highest mountain peak in the world. It magnificently choreographs the tragedy that befalls the group when a monster storm terrorizes them as they attempt to make their descent. It documents the amazing journey taken by the two different expeditions that are challenged beyond their endurance by one of the most terrible storms ever encountered by humans. The climbers face great obstacles as their obsession for climbing turns into a tragedy that tests their mettle to the full.
Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. The epic adventure stars
How The Film Fared Against the Critics?
Everest had received fairly good reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes had rated the film at 73%. IMDb had given the film a rating of 7.5 out 10, while Time Out had given the film a rating of 3.4 / 5.
Most critics have stated that the movie has compelling performances and thrilling action that accurately captures the terror and fright experienced by the climbers as they faced the fury of the mountain. The harrowing action was successful in capturing the attention of the audience from the start to the end of the movie. It serves as the perfect portrayal of Mother Nature’s utter indifference to human survival.
Everest had grossed worldwide revenue of $36.1 million as of September 20, 2015. Around $7.2 million was earned in North America, while $28.9 of the total revenue was earned in other areas around the world. It broke the record for the biggest worldwide IMAX opening revenue with $7.2 million revenue.