Movie Review: The Mountain Between Us

Stranded on a mountain after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must work together to endure the extreme elements of the remote, snow-covered terrain. Realizing that help is not on the way, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing each other to survive and discovering their inner strength.

This is an interesting movie about adventure, survival and romance in the most unlikely situation.

First, I feel like this movie was deliberately interracial, giventhe racial tensions in the US this past year. The main characters are Hollywood A-Listers. Kate Winslet (famous for her role in the Titanic) plays Alex Martin an inquisitive international journalist covering war turn areas, and Idris Elba a British neurosurgeon, Dr Ben Bass.

It is especially scenic movie with all that glistening white snow, coating everything, trees and mountain tops alike. I’d really love to see and touch snow, I hope it is as beautiful in reality. However, this movie got me thinking about how nature can be especially beautiful and yet so treacherous.

In an attempt to communicate his feelings and thoughts, the camera zooms in on Idris Elba’s face a lot in many scenes. I have to admit, he is such an attractive man despite his beards being obviously dyed for the role.  Snow-beaten and everything, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a man with such great skin, who looked this good in jeans and snickers, but then I don’t go out enough.

The last scenes of this movie are very natural; awkward and intense, and then the end is sweet and sudden, cutting off at an emotional and dramatic peak. Perfect delivery in my opinion. Nollywood can learn a lot from this director and editor.

I think it might be best to see this movie alone if you are in a relationship. Watching the end with your significant other might be a little awkward, with the conversation after something like “She just left him like that…because of that?”. 

In Alex Martins defense, after complete isolation from the rest of the world for over a month and then some “knock-knock” with one of the most handsome men in the world, 90% of the female population would repudiate ties with their whole ancestry. I forgive her.

Finally, I still haven’t figured out how Dr. Ben’s iphone battery didn’t run out after over 3 weeks in the wilderness without power. Iphone users, is that how good your life is?

Will I watch this movie again? Certainly not. Romance is just not my genre no matter how deceptively coated it maybe. But, I recommend it. It’s a really good story with a lot of suspense, drama and plot twists.


>Have you seen The Mountain Between Us? Let me know what you think in the comments!
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13 replies

  1. Haven’t seen it.
    Not sure I would.. Or want to.
    I love movies with lots of characters and different scenes (envjronments)… So this two ‘man’ show… Eeeerrrr, not sure abourrit.
    And romance isn’t exactly my kinda movie.

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  2. Haven’t seen this, not even a preview. Didn’t even hear of this movie. Yesso, our battery is everlasting. Charge one time and use for a month and half 😂

    It kind of feels like for a long time these two characters are the only characters that was shown in the movie?

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