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Certificate
PG
Cast
Chad Moffitt
Sonam Sherpa
John Wraight.
Directors
Leanne Pooley.
Screenwriters
Running Time
90 minutes

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Beyond The Edge
Kiwi's Big Adventure


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Plot
Using 3D reconstructions and archive footage, this documentary charts Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's 1953 assault on the hitherto unconquered summit of Mt. Everest.


Review
Beyond The Edge

Edmund Hillary's ascent of Everest is ambitiously recreated, in 3D, in the Himalayas. Despite all the deep-vision panoramas, it’s a curiously hollow experience, a film fixated not on the man but on the dry mechanics of achievement. Hillary’s so distant you need binoculars, not 3D. Awesomely uninvolving.


Verdict
Considering the danger, spectacular setting and sheer derring-do of its subject matter, this is pretty leaden stuff. Disappointing.


Reviewed by Simon Crook

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