PG Adventure, Drama, Thriller
- Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes
- Baltasar Kormakur
Subsequent to Heneral Luna, Everest was also on our weekend movie list. Both films are fiction based on true accounts. Whereas, Luna invoked a triumphant sentiment that poke on every Filipino's conscience and earned an applause from the audience, Everest on the other hand presented a storytelling devoid of deeper characterization. Did I enjoy the film? I know it's a tragic film, but somehow it failed to stir a chord. Everest is like watching a docu-tour with its itinerary of do's and don'ts and possible outcomes. The triumph of reaching the peak was tasteIess, the view on top had no cinematic grandeur. There was no exclamation point. Yes, the storm was the climax but when tragedy struck, the viewers had no choice but to watch the comeuppance - it became academic from thereon. The film failed to create empathy for its characters. It didn't give me enough reason to applaud those who survived or salute those who perished.