NEVER LET GO.
In May 1996, several teams are trying to reach the Mount Everest summit, but they are not prepared for a blizzard that will test them severely. A film that draws inspiration from several sources, including journalist Jon Krakauer who was there during one of the deadliest Everest seasons ever and lived to write a book about it. Very impressively staged and filmed, at actual locations and in a studio, with eye-popping 3D visuals that emphasize the terrifying experience. Good cast, with an engaging lead performance by Jason Clarke as a seasoned climber, but the drama never reaches truly soaring heights.
2015-Britain-U.S. 121 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur. Screenplay: William Nicholson, Simon Beaufoy. Cinematography: Salvatore Totino. Music: Dario Marianelli. Cast: Jason Clarke (Rob Hall), Jake Gyllenhaal (Scott Fischer), Josh Brolin (Beck Weathers), John Hawkes, Sam Worthington, Robin Wright… Keira Knightley, Emily Watson.
Trivia: Christian Bale was allegedly first cast, but dropped out.