“A film you will remember for the rest of your life.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF.com
Not having a white Christmas? Want to put a new 75″ 4K HDTV Christmas present through its paces? Here you go. Rent “Meru” and gather the family around this amazing documentary.
Just a couple of minutes into this documentary, the wife walked by and asked what I was watching? “It’s a mountain climbing story…” I explained. For the next 88 minutes we watched in complete amazement as less than a handful of climbers attempted the impossible…Mount Meru, the summit marked by a “Shark’s Fin” 21,000 feet above the Ganges River in northern India.
To see these dreamers pursue one of the ultimate adventure prizes, in a career filled with overachievers, is exhilarating! At least three times during this film, I was sure the camera was going to catch one of these explorers losing their lives in an unpleasant descent down to thicker air locales. When famous climber Jon Krakauer (author of “Into Thin Air”) has a serious man-crush on these stars of “Meru”, you know that you’re watching something special. Very special.
The modern era’s most significant climbing movie. A film you will remember for the rest of your life.
“Meru” is rated R for language. Its running time is 1 hour and 28 minutes.
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