Boasting a huge amount of dizzying cinematography, Everest was a survival adventure film. The film was directed by Baltasar Kormákur and written by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy. The film opened at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2015. It was theatrically released on September 18, 2015 and was based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest events of misfortune. The film focused on the survival attempts of two expedition units, where one was led by Rob Hall (Clarke) and the other by Scott Fischer (Gyllenhaal). The film was initially released in IMAX 3D on September 11, 2015 in the United Kingdome and in IMAX 3D, Real D 3D, and 2D internationally. The film was released exclusively in IMAX 3D, September 18, 2015, across 545 theaters in the United States and Canada, and along 36 other countries. It began a U.S. wide release on September 25, 2015, across 3,006 theaters.
The movie’s cast comprised of Jason Clarke as Rob Hall, a New Zealander expedition group leader. Jake Gyllenhaal as Scott Fischer, an expedition group leader. Josh Brolin as Beck Weathers, a doctor. John Hawkes as Doug Hansen, a mailman. Sam Worthington as Guy Cotter. Robin Wright as Peach, Weathers’ wife. Michael Kelly as Jon Krakauer, a journalist. Keira Knightley as Jan Arnold, Rob Hall’s pregnant wife. Emily Watson as Helen Wilton. Thomas Wright as Michael Groom, an Australian mountain climber. Martin Henderson as Andy Harris. Elizabeth Debicki as Dr. Caroline Mackenzie. Naoko Mori as Yasuko Namba. Clive Standen as Ed Viesturs. Vanessa Kirby as Sandy Hill. Tom Goodman-Hill as Neal Beidleman. Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson as Anatoli Boukreev. Charlotte Bøving as Lene Gammelgaard, a successful Danish climber in Fischer’s group. Micah Hauptman as David Breashears, a documentary filmmaker and mountaineer. Chris Reilly as Klev Schoening. Chike Chan as Makalu Gau. Vijay Lama as Lt Col Madan KC, Nepal Army rescue helicopter pilot. Mark Derwin as Lou Kasischke. Mia Goth as Meg, Weathers’ daughter.
The story of the movie begins as the morning of May 10, 1996 finds climbers (Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin) from two expeditions starting their ultimate ascent towards the peak of Mount Everest. Everest being the highest point on Earth poses a challenge for thrill seekers from all over the world. Without any word of warning, a vicious storm strikes the mountain, swallowing the adventurers in one of the most ferocious blizzards ever witnessed by man. Opposed by the most unforgiving conditions imaginable, the teams survive blistering gusts of wind and freezing temperatures in an epic battle of survival against nearly impossible odds which nature has staked against them.
The movie received positive reviews from the reviewers, being praised for its first rate cinematography and a devastating, exhausting and ultimately a destructive finale. The movie was cited to be worth seeing for its terrifying action sequences combined with the stunning visuals making it a solid disaster film.
On The Box Office
By November 1, 2015, Everest had grossed $42.3 million in North America and $132.9 million in other territories, making a worldwide total of $175.2 million, against a budget of $55 million. Everest had the biggest September worldwide IMAX opening with $7.2 million as it went on breaking the record previously held by Resident Evil: Retribution ($6 million).