The movie Everest is an adventure thriller that reflects the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. The story tells about two audacious expedition groups, which use every attempt to survive in the severe cold and harsh wind. Watching this film, it may interest some viewers: what makes people climb the mountain?
Human psychology is a tricky subject. The characters of the film are regular heroes. Even when a blizzard strikes, Doug (John Hawkes) struggles against it, fighting with it just above the Hillary Step. He has unending stamina to cope with nature.
Sometime later, Doug’s health changes for the worse. Rob reacts to this unpredictable situation right away and radios Helen (Emily Watson) to send someone up and bring oxygen and water. From our perspective, this is an act of real friendship. There is definitely a so-called “trigger,” which forces a person to reach the top of the mountain and not give up.
Not every person has the courage to climb an enormous mountain. You should have some special motivation to do it. The Everest expedition was difficult work that needed to be thoroughly planned and prepared. Hikers are required to be aware of every problem, as many pop up out of the blue, and be resourceful to step into the breach.
Only an expert knows how to do it. Rob has a mixture of many of humanity’s good qualities and features: courage, self-sacrifice, and dignity, among others.
Unfortunately, Rob passes away soon after he is almost completely frozen and runs out of oxygen. Before, Helen had asked his pregnant wife Jan (Keira Knightley) to tell him soothing and cheering words, and she tells him to start moving, but Rob is already at death’s door by this point. His only wish was a name for his long-awaited daughter: Sarah, a name Jan was first against. One fact is known for sure: Rob broke through many obstacles, and the gift for that was his daughter Sarah. His body remains on Everest.
Life is life. Everyone suffers loss, but no one should forget about the happiness it gives to us. The epilogue states that Beck (Josh Brolin), a doctor, has lost both his hands and nose. Have you ever seen a miracle? Well, that is a miracle.