Dedicated To Film.co.uk review Danny Boyle's latest, 127 Hours - a true story of mountaineer Aron Ralston whose arm became trapped between a boulder and canyon wall.
DTF write "127 Hours is not an easy watch - gripping, ridden with tension and hard-hitting, but not easy. Fresh from Slumdog Millionaire fame and fortune, Danny Boyle forwent accepting big-budget blockbusters (he was rumoured for taking the Bond helm) and has instead given us a remarkable study of human nature in the face of extraordinary amount of pain and torment. The story of mountaineer Aron Ralston - whose hand..." [ctd.]
Back in 2010, there were two popular movies released which take place entirely (or almost entirely) in a confined space wherein a man is trapped and fighting for his life.
Chillopedia: King Solomon s/o King and Prophet David once said, and so is written in the book of Proverbs , ‘The prudent see danger and take refuge…’. Survival doesn’t happen just by chance but by profound wisdom, rightful strategy, strong willpower and tremendous courage and the survival movies need to be very carefully filmed, structured and directed.
Aron Ralston (James Franco – Pineapple Express) is a mountain climber on a routine trek across canyons in Moab, Utah. Whilst navigating a crevice, he loses his balance and falls down against a boulder which is nestling between the walls of the canyon. The shifting boulder crushes his hand and wedges Aron against the cave wall and leaves him trapped, isolated from help and with no one knowing his location. Aron takes stock of his life as he comes to terms with his predicament and the realisation that drastic measures will need to be taken if he is to survive this situation.