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Friday, 25 September 2015

Everest Review

Do you dare? 
Everest Review – Would you risk your life to ‘see’ the view that not many get to see?
Ironlady Yasuko. Will she make it lucky 7th summit? 
The movie is based on true events that happened in 1996 when two commercial climbing companies, Adventures Consultants and Mountain Madness meet at the base camp to prepare to reach Mount Everest summit. Head climber, Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) leaves his heavily pregnant wife, Jan (Keira Knightley) back in New Zealand with the promise that he will be back in time for the birth. Once the group are gathered, they slowly make their way to the peak faced with numerous problems and complications. Besides the physical obstacles, the climbers had to also endure mental difficulties. Humans can predict the weather but nature has its own plan. Just within few minutes, situation changes between life or death. Of all of the hikers, who will make it to the top and most importantly who make it back alive (if any)?  
The hikers 

Jason Clarke (Planets of the Ape, Terminator Genisys) is the guy people recognise but can’t remember from where. He is not your typical good looking chap but he is a good actor. In this movie, he once again carries his role well. I hope he will be featured in more movies in the future. One familiar face is Jake Gyllenhaal who has proved his versatile acting talent. Looking like a hippie, Jake gave his role as Scott Fischer a real feel. Josh Brolin meanwhile will annoy you as snotty Beck Weathers. While other characters in the film showed that the casting director did an excellent job to match the actors with the real person’s personality. Another awesome feature of the movie is the brutal mountain environment itself. One could almost ‘feel’ how dangerous and treacherous the conditions are once you get to the challenging part of the climb.

One day maybe Mani ey? Errrr.....
With the recent earthquake that hit both Nepal and Kota Kinabalu which claimed many lives, I got nothing but respect for those who are willing to risk their lives to reach their dream. May your achievement inspire future generation to make their mark while I stay safe at home. Hehehe. 

P/s – in my defence, am not all that chicken shit ok. I skydived from 15,000 feet. Bluek    

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