Conversely, Jake Gyllenhaal barely registers; and apart from establishing his character as the gung-ho mountaineer one as opposed to Hall's more cautious one, we learn little about him. He saw the film on its release a last week and had a pretty short summary for the LA Times: "It's total bull", said the 61 year old, who also wrote the book which became the movie Into the Wild.
That's bad news for the other climbers, because his book, "Into Thin Air", chronicled a doomed expedition.
During the 1990s mountain climbing was being turned into a cottage industry which was beginning to allow anyone with a few money to buy a permit and engage in a few serious business (this is not exactly a sport where you can take a mulligan).
At the cost of thousands of dollars and a few weeks of suffering, for the rest of your life you can say you climbed to the top of Mount Everest.
He's particularly aggrieved by a scene in which his character is asked to help with the rescue by Russian guide Anatoli Boukreev but replies he cannot because he is "snow blind".
"Everest" is an upcoming movie depicting the events of an ill-fated 1996 attempt to climb the world's tallest mountain. "When I say I wish I'd never gone, I really mean that". Rob's group joins with his old friend-slash-nemesis Scott (Jake Gyllenhaal) in the interest of safety in numbers, but even the best laid plans can easily go awry. It depends on how much you're looking to get from the movie's story, which obligates itself to the plot points of 1990s disaster films so faithfully that you'd think it was trying to honor its time period. Guiding companies competed for high-profile clients with media connections, whether or not they were qualified climbers.
But I fell in love with Doug Hansen, the mailman and carpenter who wants to reach the peak on his second try just to prove to school children that a regular guy can do anything. It was incredibly unsafe, and I did it because if I thought that if I did something that hard and pulled it off, my life was gonna be transformed. So I asked if there was a mistake. Emotional undertones are utilized with Peach (Wright) and Jan (Knightley) who portray the wives of Rob and Beck (Brolin) who are used as motivation to get their husbands to fight for survival. "Depressed and I didn't even know it". The beauty of the landscape is indescribable, with Kormákur offering many scenes capturing the majesty of the mountain range with a few vertiginous shots that offer the viewer a hint of the hostile environment.