Everest tells the story of a climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.
Although I didn’t get the chance to see this film in IMAX, I can definitely see why the experience would be enhanced by seeing it on a super-sized screen. There was some parts in which elements of the film looked superimposed, but the heights of Everest are amazingly unbelievable.
One of the issues that I had with this film was that there was such a large cast of characters, it was sometimes hard to really follow who played who and what had actually happened to them, which essentially made it hard to make a connection with the characters. There was some characters that did have a focus, but less so with others. And that’s what the problem was – such a large cast of characters with interesting stories and given some sort of focus, but nothing held on for too long.
At certain points of the film, the pace is a little slow as we try to make some sort of connection with the characters of the film but the shifts in tones from serious to light hearted are a bit messy, thus never really reaching either side well. The film isn’t perfect, but does have engaging elements.
It is a worthy watch and there are visual moments, but maybe not in the 3D offered as it hardly added anything to the film.