Generic Action Flick That Tries Too Hard
Three years ago, during a rock climbing incident, Peter Garrett sacrificed
his father's life to save himself and his sister, Annie. Annie never
forgave him, and Peter never forgave himself. Peter took solace in
exploring the sea-level side of Mother Nature, while Annie scaled new
heights of rock, fame, and personal achievement. Her notoriety lands her a
spot on a team attempting to climb K-2, the world's second tallest
Her team is lead by a millionaire who, surprise, surprise, follows only what
feeds his ego and his fortune. He consistently ignores warning signs of
impending danger, stranding his team on the top of the mountain when
inclement weather closes in.
Peter, surprise, surprise, just happens to be in the area and heads up a
rescue operation. He enlists a legendary mountain climber who, surprise,
surprise, has a secret agenda fueled by his history with the stranded
millionaire. With nitroglycerine strapped to their packs, the team of six
heads up the mountain to save the trapped climbers. Along the way, things
explode, snow falls, and people die. And everything--absolutely
everything--turns out to be a life-and-death struggle: the helicopter ride,
backpacks, even the sunlight!
"Vertical Limit" is no more about mountain climbing than "The Patriot" is
about the Revolutionary War. The mountain, the jargon, and yes, even the
characters are background to the action. In fact, "Limit" tries desperately
to remind us that it is an action movie, so much so that it seems to be
deathly afraid of going too long without testing the strength of our hearts.
This wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing if it weren't so blatant. Never
have I seen a movie turn a five second shot of a man tripping over a rock
into an edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting event--at least, not until I saw
What's worse is that it's obvious why they felt it so necessary to turn the
"action-ometer" to overload: because that's all there is. There is nothing
else interesting about this movie. A few characters may actually break into
the two-dimensional realm, but none make it into the third. The conflicts
are as manipulated as the action, and the plot is completely and utterly
predictable. I honestly can't think of a single surprise contained in the
But what Hollywood blockbuster has ever let any of those things stand in the
way of a good time? In terms of entertainment, "Vertical Limit" certainly
delivers. I'm not at all sorry I saw it, but I now have a new question
nagging at me: is it possible to make a good action movie about mountain
climbing? Judging by Hollywood's success rate, the answer appears to be,
Horusa watch Ancient Warriors movie
not that bad, but you need be in the right mood to enjoy it.
email@example.com watch Clueless movie
This movie is good example for will power.
firstname.lastname@example.org watch The Queen movie
Terrible mountaineering movie. Good for those with no experience, but if you know anything about climbing this will be a huge let down..
jeru watch Death Machine movie
vertical limit, great movie.
tairrkhan watch Arctic Tale movie
this movie was made in Pakistan and i really like it.
movie of the ages.
pwerti ka kaladlukan nga movie>>>>.
A high-adrenaline tale of young climber Peter Garrett, who must launch a treacherous and extraordinary rescue effort up K2, the world's second highest peak. Confronting both his own limitations and the awesome power of nature's uncontrollable elements, Peter risks his life to save his sister, Annie, and her summit team in a race against time. The team is trapped in an icy grave at 26,000 feet - a death zone above the vertical limit of endurance where the human body cannot survive for long. Every second counts as Peter enlists the help of a crew of fellow climbers, including eccentric, reclusive mountain man Montgomery Wick, to ascend the chilling might of the world's most feared peak to save her.
ghost and vanilla sky.
eyes wide shut and tap down .
Goes to the limit
I watched this movie recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although there
maybe some discrepancies within the film compared to with real life, I
didn't notice them (maybe because I'm not a climber).
But this movie delivers a lot of action and after all this is what action
movies are supposed to deliver, and it delivers it well, showing us
scenery and well as vertigo inducing screenshots.
The story line was a valid one and totally realistic, and the story unfolds
in a steady way.
I watched the R2 DVD version of the film and there are tons of extras on
and you also find out when watching these extra's that although there are
special effects in the film, a lot of work and climbing was actually
Summary: Totally enjoyable action movie, with great scenery, a must to