Vertical Limit
2000
***
Director: Martin Campbell
Cast: Chris O’Donnell, Robin Tunney, Bill Paxton, Scott Glenn, Izabella Scorupco

A young man and five other people – with backpacks full of nitroglycerine – go on a rescue mission on K2 to save three climbers, among them his sister. Cardboard characters in cliched settings with a preposterous and explosive plot device. Yet this silly film is oddly enjoyable, thanks to its vivid, suspenseful and terrifically directed action scenes.