Friday, June 05, 2015

Video: Trailer for Hollywood Blockbuster Everest

I've known for sometime that Hollywood was making a movie that based around the events that took place on Everest back in 1996. The all-star cast that includes Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, and Keira Knightley was announced ages ago. Yesterday, the first trailer for the film was released, allowing us to get our first look at the film which is set for release on September 18. You'll find that trailer below.

I will admit that the film looks intriguing, and I've got my fingers crossed that Hollywood may have made a good mountaineering film for a change. Some of the dialogue in the trailer is a bit clich├ęd however, and there are a lot of overly dramatic scenes too. Hopefully those are just being played up to hype the film, and the full movie will offer a good look at the events that took place on the mountain. Either way, you know I'll be headed to the theater to catch this one. The scenery and cinematography alone look like they will be worth it. We'll find out in a few months. Meanwhile, take a look for yourself.


wilberfan said...

You're way more optimistic about this film than I am. Hollywood almost never gets it right.

wilberfan said...

You're way more optimistic about this film than I am.

It might make an interesting future blog post, though: What true events ("adventure"-based) or otherwise has Hollywood done "right"? "127 Hours"? "Flight 93"? "Titanic"? (??)

Kraig Becker said...

I want to be optimistic. We'll see out it turns out. The subject matter is right up my alley of course, and I'm guessing yours too. But there are some worrisome things in the trailer. I'm just hoping they aren't indicative of the final film.

And no worries about the double post my friend. :)