Originally Posted by kwok lau
Fully agree that this is a touchy movie of a true story. Just do not understand why these people let their family at home and went for such a dangerous mountain climbing.
Many people are working desperately to live in S.E. Asia (China, India, Vietnam, Thai, Indonesia, Philippines), South America and Africa. But most of the maintain climbers are American and European. Mostly that they are too rich in their life and would kill themselves earlier by taking the most risky game. It is senseless to me.
It's a business, with congested highways of human chains on the highest mountains. ...The debris accumulate, trash of oxygen bottles, scrapped metal, human bodies exposed to the elements (cold, snow, winds, ...); there are no trash cans and no trucks driving by to take care of them. Even the human bodies can't have their normal burials as we do down here @ lower levels. It's ok though, they are frozen on the mountains...some of them, others buried under ice and snow, and never to be found.
Money, ego pushes many to ascent, and ultimately descent to their own destiny...death. The mountains become tourist attractions, documentaries, ...the same trails are used by everyone, and that's why we have major human jams that become catastrophic, because time on the mountains, when you try to reach the highest peak, is of vital importance. ...And quick changes on the weather.
'Everest' in (((3D)))
is more than a film with pretty pictures, actors, sounds from all around...it's a eye-opening reality of today's gathering of multitude of people inundating and paralyzing the trails to a still stand. You cannot climb anymore with freedom like it used to be in the fifties. You have to predict the human chain gangs of rich people who pay others to help them reach the top...death. Some pay up to $100,000 for this!
Sixty years ago, and before, you didn't have that mentality to that extreme...the challenge wasn't blocked by human chain gangs...you could still climb without being blocked in front of you.
♦ There are many great documentaries about Everest, K2, Meru, etc., and they explore/reveal in much more details the intricacies/emotions/human and natural tragedies than the film 'Everest' here does. The film is good, it incites to search and discover more on the goals and determination of people from all over the world, including the ones who would risk their life, their families, everything in the world that they have and don't have to reach the summit.
It's a very strong ambition, a determination that no one can stop or change in some people. ...It's part of human nature.
'Everest' in 3D is good, but not as good as many good documentaries with real-life action climbing. ...Risks and all.
'The Martian' in 3D, technically wise, is better. ...From my own eyes.