Must Watch: Everest by Baltasar Kormákur (2015)

True story about one of the biggest catastrophes at the Mount Everest. In 1996 the author Jon Krakauer went on an expedition to the roof of the world for Outside-magazine and twelve people died. Afterwards he wrote a controversial article about his experience that caused a real big shitstorm, a battle of letters to the editor.

A lot of people pay a lot of money for expeditions to the highest place on earth. A lot of (non sherpan) mountaineers provide those trips, the trips lose their exclusivity and the capitalistic and egocentric ambitions turn into a dangerous trap. Also to keep in mind the exploited Sherpas who stem most of the stuff and never get the credits they earn. Jon Krakauer joined an expedition like this, wanting to write a critical observation, ended being part of one of the worst catastrophes ever happened. Those people died because of disorganization between the several leaders and a lot of people made a lot of bad choices. Krakauer, who also wrote „Into the wild“, published his experiences in the book „Into Thin Air: Death on Everest“.


Kormákur adapted this stuff in 3-D, including great actors like Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin and Keira Knightley. A lot of the scenes were shot at the Mount Everest, kind of ironic that an IMAX team also been there in 1996.


The trailer seems a little bit citchy, I can’t remember a story line about marriage or anything else. At least, Krakauer introduced every important person, their characters and destiny and let’s just hope, it also happens at the cinema, but it still will be an exhausting story.