Climbing up super-cold mountains just for the hell of it hasn’t always made great cinema. It’s actually a cool idea considering how harrowing and anxiety inducing clutching onto ice to keep from falling off a 1,00 cliff actually is, but let’s look at the movies we have to go off of. “K2” and “Vertical Limit.” Movies that are OK, not great.
I don’t count “Cliffhanger,” because it’s not specifically about climbing the mountain, but more about Sly being hard core and awesome.
With all that said, the first trailer for “Everest” is now online and I’m intrigued. To start off the film boasts a solid cast including Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Josh Brolin, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly and John Hawkes. Add on top of that the fact the trailer actually makes us think there’s a real story involved and a part of me is looking forward to this film.
Check out the first trailer and decide for yourself. “Everest” is due in theaters September 18.