Who knew mountain climbing could be so combustible? If you thought scaling a 90 degree cliff with naught but a rope to support you was scary enough trying throwing some liquid nitrogen into the mix and see how you fare. Directed by Martin Cambell who has rcently found great fame and fortune with Casino Royale, Vertical Limit tries to outdo Cliffhanger by sheer audacity. Helicopters slicing people arms, two, count'em, two avalanches, the aforementioned liquid nitrogen, and a guy jumping 20 yards across a canyon. Big, loud, dumb, and oddly nihilistic (4 will die so that one might live? Hmm…) Vertical Limit is everything that bad cinema should be.