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.