127 Hours

    6 April 2011, early evening

Shima and I watched 127 Hours while up in Barrie over the weekend. It’s directed by the consistently awesome Danny Boyle. The film is based on the book by the same name, which is based on the real life story of Aron Ralston. For those who don’t recall his story, he was mountain climbing when he fell down a chasm and had his arm pinned to a cavern wall by a boulder, which he couldn’t move. He was trapped like this for 5 days, after which time he broke the bones in his trapped hand and cut it off with a dull knife. Seriously. Most of the film is spent in the cavern, watching him try to deal with the situation he is in. It’s surprisingly engaging and exciting. This is probably due to the great job James Franco does playing Ralston. The scene where he cuts off his arm isn’t glossed over at all. It’s very graphic. You know it’s coming from the start of the film, but when it finally happens it’s something else. 127 Hours is a good film, well worth watching.

The official 127 Hours website.

 

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