When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.
With the recent fires in Napa Valley this movie is even more involving and relevant. It's well made and filmed. And the story is interesting exciting and doesn't feel like it is over 2 hours long.
There have been many movies about fighting fires in buildings and cities but not many about tackling wildfires in the country side. It seems they actually stop fires by burning. There is a lot of back story to some of the characters mainly Josh Brolin the head of the unit and his quest to get the unit certified Hotshot. His lovely wife played by the mesmerizing Jennifer Connelly. Sometimes she is so slim on the horse she looks like she is in a photo shoot. Glad they gave her a large role. Miles Teller's character also has a pretty wife played by Natalie Hall. Miles is quite different looking here.
There are a couple of small faults. The words on screen to show the locations was in white and hard to make out. The dialog wasn't always easy to make out. Some of the accents were a bit thick. Jeff Bridges always had sketchy diction. There isn't too much lingering on the tragic deaths but would have been better with a bit more about how they got trapped.
The tragic end is not sentimental and it's more powerful because of this.
It's good to see a movie about heroes that are just pure heroes without any question mark of war or politics hanging over their actions. Probably the best and least contrived movie about firefighting.
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