Wednesday, 7 October 2015



Up In The Thin Air.

Knuckles whiter than the mountains of the Himalayas they clamber and crawl up. A bitter cold so shivering and freezing you will think this IMAX screen is 4D the way your hair doesn't just stand on end, but is pulled right out of your goose-pimple pores. That's you on the tip of your seat, grabbing the wrists of your date. This isn't your average Hollywood disaster blockbuster, big budget effects picture. As a matter of fact this document based on true events is respectful to the eight people who died after reaching the summit of Everest back in 1996 and as for all that green screen, this cinematography is as awe-inspiring realistic as it comes in look and feel. If you've got your thermal coat on this winter in theatres you may even begin to believe your actually there, this film is that immersive an experience of the peak of all that is epic in mother world and the nature she brings. Biting you with frost, icing over the tips of your fingers and toes you can almost feel it. A cast of A-list actors on their A-game take you that much closer to the edge of this experience. New leading everyman Jason Clarke following his 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' with the support of his wonderful wife on-screen Keira Knightley. A hairy, duded-out Jake Gyllenhaal taking 'Southpaw' hits from the snow. A Texan proud Josh Brolin (whose currently on the Mexican border of the stunning 'Sicario') and the proud love of his lady Robin Wright. The 'Perfect Storm' disaster seasoned John Hawkes and the always supportive, character actor Michael Kelly. An avalanche of support coming from the Base Camp radio of 'Gosford Park' great Brit Emily Watson and new 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.' and 'Macbeth' actress of the moment Elizabeth Debicki who acts like a veteran at only 26. And lets not forget former franchise face, leading man Sam Worthington who almost steals the show with the most emotive performance here. More important to credit mind are the real people who climbed this wonder and monster mountain of the world, no act and those who tragically never came down. This is all for them. We should do more than plant a flag. Nothing at this point tops them. TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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