Alive (1993)


“I’m not dead. I’ve never felt worse in my life, but I’m not dead. ” – Alberto

Number of Times Seen – at least twice (24 Feb 2001 and 7 Jan 2020)

Brief Synopsis – Based on the true story of how a rugby team and their fellow passengers tried to survive after their plan crashed in the Andes in 1972.

My Take on it – Thi is a fllm that I recall seeing a long time ago and was curious to see what I would think of it after so many years.

The story is quite powerful and they successfully show how people will do almost anything to try and survive through dire and dangerous circumstances in life.

The story has a very large cast and they do a ice job of developing the individual characters in order for us to care more about what will happen to each of these characters ho are facing some very extreme weather conditions and dynamics.

We know that there will be more casualties along the way and knowing how to differentiate these characters helps add to the suspense of that fact.

The film is shot beautifully and the cinematography is breathtaking to watch.

It allows for the viewer to feel as if they are right there with these survivors trying to stay alive on this secluded mountaintop.

This movie also deals with some very controversial and taboo subject matters yet finds a way to deal with them in a succint and honorable way which helps make things work even better.

The plane crash itself is filmed in a realistic way which allows for us to feel as if we are also experiencing the crash along with them which adds even more to the shock value of the movie.

Bottom Line – Powerful film that shows the will to survive in extreme circumstances. The story manages to allow us to get to know the various characters as things develop which helps make the viewer care more about who will live or die along the way.  The cinematography is breathtaking to look at an they are able to make us feel as if we are right there on this secluded mountain top with these survivors. This film deals with some very controversial subject matters yet they find a way to present them in a succint and mostly honorable way. The plane crash itself is shot really well and feel quite realistic in its depiction of how things happened. Recommendd!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The pilots believed they had passed Curíco, the point where the plane was supposed to turn north and head directly in Santiago, Chile. However, the plane had not yet passed Curíco, and the accident can be attributed to human error, considering that the pilots had navigated the plane to a far different position than where they thought they were, due to the storm. They turned north much sooner than they were supposed to, leading the plane directly into the Andes Mountains. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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