Capturing the land, the environment and the energy of the climb, Kormakur and his film do find themselves coming up short on characters however and while its a staple of such disaster/survival genre examples, it wouldve been nice to feel a little more empathy/sympathy for our group of mountaineers.
Octavia Spencer is the leader of amity and Daniel Dae Kim of candid.
The takeaway is that greed is the biggest enemy, not the unpredictability of the mountain – whether that motivation is strictly monetary gain or to escape the stresses of regular jobs and unfulfilling family life by taking a decidedly risky – and very selfish – vacation.
Then there is also Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, and Kate Winslet who are incredibly talented, but we dont see that because each of their characters have only one emotional setting.
To refresh your memory, it takes place in the not too distant future of an enclosed Chicago-a big wall surrounds the city with barren wastelands surrounding them.
Even more shocking is the fact that some of these climbers are everyday-people who pay top dollar for bragging rights to the summit.
Insurgent also introduces us to the factualness who are led by Naomi Watts Evelyn.
I guess, they were really trying to capitalize on the recent Mount Everest craze.
Theo returns as Shailenes love interest and protector, for whenever she gets into a situation that she cant get out of by her self.
However the next day these same people could be walking past one another, one surviving, and one dying.