Starring: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Runtime: 1 hour, 52 minutes
Action | Adventure| Drama | 2017
I feel like in the past year I've seen several movies of people stuck in the snowy mountains that are on the brink of freezing to death. Is this going to become a new genre? Out of all the ones I've seen recently... I think it's a total of three... I would put The Mountain Between Us in the middle. Wind River was just amazing and Walking Out was just awful. The Mountain Between Us is about two strangers stranded after their plane goes down in the snowy mountains of Idaho. STRAIGHT UP The Hatchet for adults by the way.
I will say, it was nice to know (thank you to the movie's social media team) that the dog lived through the whole movie. So it really allowed me to sit there, watch, and be hopeful for the two characters to make it and not worry about the dog.
This movie really puts the love story to the test, and for the most part it's worth it. Though there may or may not be a happy ending between the two, it's still a movie that's worth watch and worth rooting for a happy ending.
Unlike the other two movies I mentioned earlier, I didn't feel cold like the others. Yes, I'm sure that Kate Winslet and Idris Elba (who are both awesome in their roles) weren't bad at acting cold. But I feel like the other two movies did it way better.
I liked the incorporation of the mountain lion, though I didn't like how that damn lion tried to kill the dog. That flare gun was a smart way to save herself. I will say, that when the lion was creeping towards her, it looked just as fake as that CGI lion in The Legend of Hercules. So that needed some work I think. Also... there just happened to be a house randomly placed in the middle of the mountains that had indoor plumbing and electric? Hmm... That's a stretch for me. But maybe they were closer to civilization that they realized? END SPOILERS
Overall, the movie was good. I thought the love story was good, though I'm not quite convinced on Winslet-Elba pairing. I will say I was a little distracted by the fact that there were fireworks booming outside and all I wanted to do was watch those instead... I did have to pause the movie because explosions are always more exciting to me and the 4th is my favorite holiday the entire year... but I'm still going to give this movie a "Liked it" rating. (3/5).
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"
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