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25 September 2015 - 01:05 AM

Seen in IMAX 3D.


You can tell how many movies I actually watch on the big screen. Had to see this one though. I've climbed a few mountains in my earlier years. So this is hardly an unbiased opinion. Only minor poetic license from reality- as a climber- I'll leave the nit-picky details of that to myself. Two thumbs way up.


For those who have read Jon Krakaur's"Into Thin Air" (helps if you've read it) this is the film version. 100% historically accurate- and filmed on location. I know enough about the Everest vicinity and it's climbing routes- that I can guarantee you this was shot on location. So if you ever want to see what climbing the Big One entails- this is your ticket- without the danger of getting yourself killed in the process. Want to walk across one of those ladders over a crevasse with a couple hundred foot cavern beneath you? Take a peek over the Kangshun face with a two mile 70 degree sled ride to the bottom?   I'll have to hazard a guess Dave Brashears (who's climbed Everest a couple of times) and happens to be a crack cinematographer on top of it- hauled a couple of IMAX cameras up the "Tourista" South Col route, shot the footage, and then did some CGI work to put the actors where they should have been.

Wanna Buy Tim Couch's House?

08 September 2015 - 10:42 AM

This humble dig can be yours for a mere $4.8 million. PS, check out the video.



The Finals

28 May 2015 - 01:52 AM

Time for a new thread folks. 

Opener- Titans

15 May 2015 - 11:51 PM

It's now official- Howie and G-Man are making the trip for this game. Plan accordingly.

Jupiter Ascending

10 February 2015 - 04:37 AM

OK- the trailers when I saw the Hobbit movie got a SiFy buff like me interested enough to go see it. Doubly, when I found out Sean Bean (Boromir in LOTR) was in it.


the Wachowskis tried to outdo the Matrix in special effects- to (at least to my sensibilities) could you please tone it down a notch? The plot is a little hard to follow.


WARNING- Spoiler-  


Jupiter- yeah that's her name- (her dad was an astronomy buff) finds out the earth was actually populated by an alien race of humanoids around 100,000 years ago, and she just happens to be an exact DNA match of one of the alien race's queens of a few millennia ago- which also happens to make her the queen of the earth. But she doesn't have sole title- and a couple of the other co-heirs happen to want her dead. Mostly because they want to "harvest" the earth- shades of a plot borrow from Soylent Green- we can have virtual immortality if we suck the life out of the people we harvest.


So if you're a gamer that likes F\X over story, you're going to like the movie a lot more than I did. Fandango gave it a 3 1\2 out of 5, and that's where I'd put it too.