The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
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Driven by Empire, torn by love, George Mallory disappeared in 1924, a mere 800 feet from his goal of summiting Mount Everest. Now Conrad Anker returns to Everest to recreate Mallory's climb and to solve a mystery that has spanned generations. Obsessed with becoming the first person to conquer the untouched Mount Everest, George Mallory was last seen before the clouds rolled in and he disappeared into legend. His death stunned the world. 75 years later, climber Conrad Anker's life became intertwined with Malloryís when he discovered his frozen body with belongings intact. Haunted by Mallory's story, Anker returns to Everest with British climbing prodigy Leo Houlding to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 34
- Fresh: 26
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: You may not believe it's possible to bore people to death with a film about risking your life, but The Wildest Dream comes shockingly close.
Fresh: Though Anker's personal story turns out to be of considerable interest, it is Mallory's that is the most compelling and stays with us longest.
Fresh: It's about a love triangle -- unusual because the home-wrecking third party is the largest mountain in the world.
Fresh: The movie excels not in the plentiful shots of Everest's majesty, but in its nuanced depiction of Mallory through interviews, archival footage and letters.
Not bad, but.....
This film is not bad, but I was left wanting more information about Mallory, and about Conrad Anker as well. The interviews for the Mallory portions were natural and comfortable. Unfortunately, the interviews with Anker, the docu-drama portions of his discovery of Mallory's body, as well as the climbing in period clothing and the free assent of the Second Step were rather stiff. Rent it, don't buy it.
Simply amazing, it takes you into a whole different world. i recommend this to anyone that seeks adventure.
Rental at best
I have read and watched several items relating to Everest in my life. I apreciate the effort, expense both personal and financially to produce this film. The story being dubbed as the connection between Mallory and a modern day climber just didn't materialize. I think there was a lot of ego involved that proved to be not a bit useful. The big ego is a must to undrtake a climb like Everest, that is obveous. I too would have like to have seen more on the second step and on the origional Mallory expedition. Good way to finance a trip to Everest though...