EVER­EST

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

8.30PM, FOX­TEL PRE­MIERE ★★★

Best keep both feet firmly on the ground when it comes to Ever­est. Though nobly com­mit­ted to telling a wellchron­i­cled true story – and very much a tragic one at that – this is, first and fore­most, an old-fash­ioned dis­as­ter movie. Just like The Per­fect Storm and most other re­al­life en­tries in the genre, the in­ci­den­tals must be skimmed over. All that re­ally mat­ters is achiev­ing a con­vinc­ing and com­pelling de­pic­tion of a ter­ri­ble in­ci­dent we all know is com­ing. In this case, the deaths of five climbers on Ever­est’s south face dur­ing a com­mer­cial group as­cent in May 1996.

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