Hollywood does not do very well with mountaineering movies. We all remember the tragedy that happened Cliff HangerTo and no one can ever forget this horrible Vertical limitBut there is something to be said for light style films lost in the mountains. Characters do not need a C cap. No, instead, they should just be ordinary people dealing with the mountain environment.The mountain between usIt offers such an experience, an experience in which ordinary people get lost in a mountainous environment and have to find a way to survive.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Brass (Idris Alba) and news photographer Alex Martin (Kate Winslet) get stuck at Idaho Airport as the storm approaches. Both have important appointments at home. Ben has to operate on a child and Alex goes home to get married. The only quick way home is to rent a plane with Walter (Bo Bridges).
During the flight, Walter has a stroke and the plane crashes in the mountains where it is stuck. They’re either in the Sawtooths or the Colorado Rockies, or maybe somewhere else – there’s a glacier on a nearby peak, something that doesn’t exist in any of these areas – but, no matter which area they are in, one One thing is certain: they are in the depths of the mountains in the middle of winter, with no civilization in place.
At its heart, The mountain between us This is a love story about two people who have a strong relationship while trying to stay alive in the mountains for weeks. The couple makes many mistakes trying to escape, but there are mistakes that make sense. These people are theoretically really ordinary people who have no mountain training and are deeply trapped in a mountain environment. This way, you may shout “No” in the movie, while feeling that the decision the person has made makes sense.
One of the biggest criticisms of the film is that the story seems unlikely. The argument is that people are usually found quickly after a plane crash. But, even in the 21st century, we know that is not true. In July 2015, A teenage girl came out of the waterfall after surviving a plane crashHis grandparents did not survive, and no one was looking for the plane on which he crashed. Fortunately, this happened in the summer and the girl was only out for a few nights.
People seem to be able to stop their disbelief about dinosaurs or aliens, but when it comes to drama, every little thing angers certain viewers. Thus, the previous paragraph was probably written specifically to address this issue …
But even for those who do not think such a storyline is realistic, the performance of Kate Winslet and Idris Elba is so great, so believable, that the story is easy to absorb. These people are master actors who have great chemistry with each other. I believe that every line is said.
The mountain between us It is neither a cinematic masterpiece nor a masterful survival film. But the combination of strong performances, a good director and a good script make the film very valuable …
-Jason Di Martin