Presented by James M. Tate / 10/08/2015 / No comments / 2015 , disaster , emily watson , jake gyllenhaal , jason clarke , john hawkes , keira knightley , michael kelly , robin wright , sport , thriller
BELATED REVIEW OF EVEREST
One of the more memorable supporting roles is Josh Brolin, who, in many films as of late, has played a sort of jerky antagonist: other than being blunt and not as tough as he talks, wearing a (sign of the times) DOLE/KEMP campaign T-shirt, and being proudly/loudly from Texas, he's a surprisingly humble guy with worried wife Robin Wright brooding at home (her HOUSE OF CARDS co-star Michael Kelly is also on board). Meanwhile, Clarke's Hall has his own phoned-in spouse; yet another famous actor (actress) hidden in a small role: Enter Keira Knightly, pregnant and also fretting about her husband's occupational peril, especially when, upon reaching the crest of the mountain, a deadly storm ensues, taking over the third act of this real life biopic with gorgeous exterior locations while the humans get lost in the mix...
In fact, most of the time, with parkas almost completely obscuring already bearded faces, it's difficult to know who or who's not in serious trouble: making EVEREST an ALIVE without palpable suspense or memorable characters put into serious jeopardy when we're really, truly supposed to care about their turnout: which is the most important aspect of any "disaster" film, other than an "all star cast" which, as already noted, is pretty much wasted here.
POP CULTURE REFERENCE/RELATED RECOMMENDATION: The hit movie ALIVE was about a group of athletes who crashed on a snowy mountain and had to survive by cannibalism. Those characters were easier to distinguish and, pun intended, more fleshed-out.