Film #35 of 2013: Vertical Limit (2000)
Trapped near the summit of K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie’s message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2’s unforgiving elements. But, as Annie lays injured in an icy cavern, the rescuers face several terrifying events that could end the rescue attempt — and their lives Stars: Scott Glenn, Chris O’Donnell, Bill Paxton, Robin TunneyWith winter winding down I have been celebrating the last of a very long winter with some snow movies – Winter in Wartime, Alaska, and Vertical Limit.
This film, like Alaska, I had watched when it first came out but didn’t really remember much of it, so I watched it again in a high def on my big screen and that of course makes a big difference when you are watching all the breathtaking scenery of mountain climbers battling the elements!
This is a really exciting action film, and so far t I think has stood the test of time (it is now 13 years old!) Sure it is not perfect, I am sure it is full of inaccuracies and some of the effects at the begging were giveaway. But I like that at the heart of it is a brother stopping at nothing and putting himself in harms way to constantly save his sister.
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