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 Comments Add yours

  1. Mapule says:’ve watched it, a romantic story but it was rather flat and predictable for me. And yes, hubby and I had that ;”so she left her fiance, for him?” Moment.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Caroline says: you for this beautiful review. I did like to see this movie , I m not so much into movies but after reading your review, I think I want to give a go.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Red says:

      Let me know what you think when you do. Thank you for reading!


  3. Hephzybee says:

    i wud definately see the movie. Romance isnt my thing tho….but for real is an i phone battery that strong?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Red says:

      😆😆 I am yet to confirm. No iPhone User has commented.


  4. Tamie says:

    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.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Red says:

      Yeah, Romance isn’t my thing either but , it’s Idris Elba, *wink wink*. Think abourrit. 😆😆
      Thank you for reading Tamie. Hugs

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Oluchi says:

    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?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Red says:

      Infact 90% of the movie was just the two of them and a lot of snow! I have to join the iPhone gang this 2018 then. Thanks for always reading Oluchi

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Debs says: just remember I have it on my laptop. Will go power it up and watch now 😁
    I don’t understand how your iPhone battery lasts tho, not with all the plenty apps I use

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Red says:

      Please watch and let me know what you think😊

      Liked by 1 person

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