THE BLONDE AND THE BRUNETTE
tale of adventure with two different expedition parties climbing the
dangerous journey to the top of Mount Everest. It is a life long
dream hoping to come true for those experienced hikers to reach the
summit of the world's highest mountain. But their dream becomes more
of a nightmare as the groups encounter the most terrifying snowstorm
in the history of Everest.
This 3D film production,
documents how far the climbers can be challenged to survive the most
impossible obstacles, which turns into one of the greatest epic
adventures ever filmed. This incredible story was written about Beck
Weather's Memoirs of this May 10, 1996 expedition.
Everest was directed by,
Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband, 2012.) The Screenplay was written by,
William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy. This all-star iconic cast
includes Jason Clarke (Zero Dark 30, 2012), Josh Brolin (Sicario,
2015), John Hawkes (Life of Crime, 2013), Robin Wright (Moneyball,
2011), Michael Kelly (Man of Steel, 2013), Sam Worthington (Avatar,
2009), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game, 2014), Emily Watson (The
Theory of Everything, 2014), and Jake Gyllenhaal (Southpaw, 2015).
Rated PG-13, this adventure film is 2 hours and 1 minute long.
BLONDE: OH MY, MY, MY! WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT EVEREST!
THIS IS A BRILLLIANT, STELLAR, AWE-INSPIRING, REMARKABLE, ASTOUNDING,
BREATHTAKING, EPIC MASTERPIECE OF A MOVIE. IT IS NOT ONLY ONE OF THE
BEST FILMS THIS YEAR, BUT IN RECENT YEARS AS WELL!!!!
BRUNETTE: In as much as I hate to agree with ‘The
Blondie,’ and believe me it kllls me, I watched this classic
film in total amazement. My heart goes out to the family and friends
of the real life climbers who went through such trama and struggles
to stay alive.
BLONDE: This was a magical and stunning piece of
cinematic art. I can’t even begin to comprehend how difficult
this film was to bring to the big screen. The dangerous risks that
must have been taken are mind blowing. This truly was a miraculous
feat of filmmaking. BRAVO, BRAVO, AND BRAVO AGAIN! If EVEREST doesn’t
win all of the Best Cinematography and Best Special Effects awards
this year, then I will eat my hat…
BRUNETTE: You mean your extensions?
BLONDE: Wow, and a roaring MEOW back to you Brunette!
BRUNETTE: OH! OK Blonde, lets go with your hat! Ok?
By the way, DO YOU EVEN WEAR HATS?
Anyway… This film must
be seen in 3-D, even if your not a big fan of this type of
filmmaking. The 3-D magic and special effects had me literally
feeling the freezing cold weather, I found that I was holding my
breath on the mountains trecherous turns, and frightened by the
death defying steep climbs.
BLONDE: After I got past, “Why the hell would
anyone want to do something as crazy as climb Everest,” I went
into the zone of understanding, that they all had their own unique
individual quest that they needed to complete in their lives. Heroic,
or stupid? I think a bit of both. But no doubt, and nevertheless
inspiring beyond words.
BRUNETTE: Lord, Blondie, that’s because your
quest is a good hair day!!!!!
BLONDE: Wow and double ouch. Brunette. I have bigger
quests, thank you very much. I’m still trying to get through my
BRUNETTE: Um, perhaps you should learn how to spell it
first. That would be doctorate with an A.
BLONDE: TYPE-O BRUNETTE. IT HAPPENS, I will have you
know! MOVING ON NOW... The performances by everyone in the cast were
so unbelievably, believable! I felt everything that each of the
characters were experiencing right there in my theater seat. I found
myself, cold, needing oxygen, frightened, anxious, in horrendous
pain, and stressed to the max! Seriously, if I wanted to feel all of
those things, I would have met my X-husband
for a chat. But that’s a whole other movie…
The chemistry was magnificent to watch as well. Each one of
the climbers in the film touched my heart in one way or another
several times throughout the film.
BRUNETTE: This is the type of picture, that no matter
how many times you see it, you will still experience all the
struggles and emotions, as well as finding yourself cheering on all
of the characters, as if you were seeing it for the first time. This
story of adventure has everything neccessary to make it a timeless
BLONDE: I need to say that I was amazed at first to see
Emily Watson in this film. But like her entire body of work, she
rocked this role. I can’t begin to imagine how much physical
hell and pain each one of the actors in this movie went through to
film this masterpiece. There were no small performances here,
including the smaller parts.Jason
Clarke, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley, and Sam
Worthington, all brought stellar performances. I am so impressed with
Jake Gyllenhaal in this film and his choice to be in
it. Such a wonderful stretch for him. Brolin was fabulous as normal,
but no surpise there. He is such a manly man. His real life wife,
Diane Lane, is such a lucky girl. Don’t you just love her too?
BRUNETTE: Yes, I do as a matter of fact, but doesn’t
everybody? To add to your Brolin and pain comment, this movie was not
made exclusively at Mount Everest. It was filmed mostly in Iceland,
where the glaciers very much resemble Everest and where the director
is a native.
BLONDE: Brolin stated that, “Everest'
was a test of acting limits.” I hear that!!! Furthermore, I so
greatly applaud and appreciate how the screenwriter
superbly and carefruly defined in such great depth each of the
chartacters in the script. The movie goer is able to get a great
sense of each person and subsequently pulls us into their world. The
audience easily feels empathy and compassion for them. I hate when a
script skims over the character descriptions and personalities. When
you don’t have a sense of a character, you really could care
less about their fate or struggles. I found myself enthralled with
their personal stories and rooting for each climber going up to the
death-defying mountain of Everest as well as their companions and
workers on the ground.
BRUNETTE: Wow, this is so different for you Blonde. Are
you high? How many glasses of wine did you consume? Whatever, I am
BLONDE: I can’t help it. This film wowed me,
simply put… I was on the edge of my seat the entire movie.
Speaking of which, why do we even say, “On the edge of my
seat?” Who came up with that phrase anyway? I actually used the
entire seat and not just the edge… However, I was greatly
fidgeting and squirming in my seat…
BRUNETTE: OK, she’s back! Close call… …
… I just want to
remind our readers, if they don’t get enough Everest from this
film (which is hard to believe), that there was a television movie
made back in 1997 about Everest. It was written by the journalist,
Jon Krakauer who was on that expedition and told through his
experience. It was called, “Into Thin Air: Death On Everest.”
BLONDE:What do you mean, I’M BACK?
By the way, it would be negligent of us
not to mention the brilliant musical score written by Dario
Marialelli, that superbly added to the excitement and intensity of
BLONDE: WHAT DO YOU MEAN I’M BACK!
BLONDE: It was quoted, “No,
filming “Everest” was not as difficult or dangerous as
climbing Mt. Everest.” One can only imagine.
I found this entire moviegoing
experience so surreal. When Everest ended, I could not even think of
BRUNETTE: YEA, that’s because you were wearing 6
BLONDE; Man, somewhat forgot to take their meds this
BRUNETTE: UMMM, someone forgot to take enough of
BLONDE: OUCH!!!! Anyway, my point was… I was
frozen and found that I was still glued to my seat from the ride of
watching Everest. It was really a “TRIUMPH of a film.”
Movie fans, I can’t sing enough great praises and extend enough
kudos about this film. ‘CLIMB’ if you have to, to see it.
Don’t miss this spectacular and thrilling piece of amazing
filmaking at its best! I beg you, don’t miss this one. Ok, beg
might be a little too harsh. I rather implore you to see this film.
Ok maybe not even implore you. Just go see the film… OK!
You will definitely need food,
candy, and anything else you can grab to munch on throughout the
I rate Everest an A+ on every
single thing there is to grade on!
BRUNETTE: I am not going to implore, beg or ask you to
climb to see this great film. But I strongly suggest that you do! I
rate Everest, an A…
Thank you Universal Studios for
distributing a classic masterpiece.