Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) and Beck Weathers (Josh Brolin) climbed Mount Everest on May 10th 1996. However, a massive storm hits them leaving them in danger. This storm is one of the biggest to have ever happened known to man. They must fight to survive impossible temperatures. Based on the true story. Also starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Kiera Knightley, John Hawkes and Sam Worthington.
I’m so glad I finally got round to watching this it was honestly one of the most heartbreaking true stories I’ve seen on screen. I regret not seeing this at the cinema it would definitely have been a great experience to see it on the big screen. The ending was just heartbreaking. When the credits rolled they showed a picture of the real people who climbed Everest and then they showed a picture of Rob Hall’s daughter who he never got to meet because his wife was pregnant at the time of his death. It was really touching.
It’s probably not the best film to watch a couple of weeks before I go skiing, but it’s a must watch for everyone. The worst scene for me was when we find out Beck is alive and he’s literally frozen to the snow and as he starts to move his face cracks. It was actually hard to watch. In the end, we find out he loses his nose and both his hands. It’s such an amazing and inspirational story.
As for the actual film, I did find it a bit slow to start with I think they had a lot of unnecessary parts but once they started to get into it and started their climb it got better. What I loved about the film was how real it felt and I think the actors did a fantastic job playing the roles they were given. It was very convincing. It’s not something I’d watch again in a hurry just because it was utterly devastating, but everyone needs to watch this.