A group of veterans, returned from war, set out on a trek to climb a giant mount hoping to push away their doubts and frustrations about their return.
While the film is about physical and mental disabilities of soldiers returning from war, I still feel uncomfortable with using sympathy as a selling tool. It might seem inspirational and that's the film's intention, but the idea's a bit gauche (and not particularly well done in poster design).
I can see where the film might seem inspirational, but the trailer's disjointed nature isn't great at conveying adversity and hardship to sell the story of triumph.
Films based around war or the ramifications from it often do well with the Academy. This could be another example.
-Wesley Lovell (October 28, 2012) Original