"EVEREST" is a worthy visual experience!
Notwithstanding its thin narrative and a shaky plot terrain, this film based on a true story, is spectacular to say the least. With its mammoth scale, gorgeous frames and a terrific cast, EVEREST definitely deserves a watch.
EVEREST is based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, and focuses on the survival attempts of two expedition groups, one led by Scott Fischer (Gyllenhaal) and the other by Rob Hall (Clarke).
This adventure docudrama is set in 1996, when a number of simultaneous expeditions up Mount Everest resulted in the deaths of eight climbers. Honestly, I found the film underwhelming as far as the amount of thrills go. However, it more than makes up for it with the breathtaking spectacle that it offers. From the sound design to the spectacular cinematography, everything combines to create an uncanny sensation of being there.
EVEREST is released in IMAX 3D, PLF 3D and Real-D 3D formats, and truly, this is the stuff IMAX screens are really meant for. Technically deft, this film provides you with ample ocular food to keep your entertainment hunger satiated. The writing and content here, however, is much like the air at the top of the peak - 'thin'. With a little more meat in the script, the film could've been a far more gripping affair.
Apart from the amazing cinematography, the film also boasts of a fantastic cast of actors. Fortunately, each of them performs extremely well, elevating the overall quality of this otherwise mediocre script.
In all, EVEREST is a film that provides you with extraordinary visual feel along-with decent entertainment, making this two hour film worth a watch. Go and experience it preferably in IMAX 3D, if possible!

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