In all fairness the film was ok. The story line itself was brilliant, based on the true events that happened in 1996, but the film wasn’t all that.
On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers (Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin) from two expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.
The movie didn’t climb to the same height as the mountain.
However the storyline is brilliant. It’s really surprising at how good the editing is, even though it was filmed on a mountain it’s truly incredible at how really the movie actually seems. Shout out to Jason Clarke who played the character Rob Hall, shown as such a heart warming character you honestly feel the pain of his death.
The film is worth watching however don’t watch the trailer first, I think that’s what ruined it for me as they give everything away within that. The perfect atmosphere at the Silver Screen Cinema too and for only £5.50 worth watching.
Mount Everest @ The Silver Screen Cinema
By Courtney Knowles
The student review by KRAN
A group of five of us went to see this film and it was the first time any of us had been to the cinema. We thought the building was beautiful, we had no idea all of this was behind the little entrance next to the town hall.
We went on the Thursday morning Folkestone Film Club showing of Everest and it was very busy.
The film is an action packed adventure that was sometimes scary and also very sad. It did feel like it took a long time to start but once it got going it was non-stop emotion.
As we are all from hot coutries, we could not imagine the cold in these freezing temperatures, it made us shiver!
We all really enjoyed the fim, and one person even cried, there are some very sad scenes.
Everest gets our vote and so does the Silver Screen Cinema.
Thumbs up from us.
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