In order for a film based on a true story to work, most of the time it has to revolve around a story just on the perhipery of a much larger known narrative. Everest is about the famous 1996 climbing disaster that killed eight people, and while there have not been any meaningful film adaptations, the story has been told in brilliant fashion in Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air. With that being said, if you are familiar with either Krakauer’s riveting account or the history of the event, Everest doesn’t really bring much else to the table. There is rarely a moment where you think that a character can will themselves out of their predicament, so a difficult situation becomes tensionless on the big screen. The cast does an admirable job and the technical aspects of the film are on point, but it’s an empty exercise that tells a captivating story in a terribly mundane way.