Danny Boyle is back with 127 hours which previews in UK cinemas today before its official release on the 7th January. The feature length movie follows the true story of a mountain climbers remarkable will to survive after a boulder crashes down on his arm and pins him in a canyon in Utah.
Cast: James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn and Sean Bott
Directed By: Danny Boyle
A well paced movie that grips you at every turn, this feature relives Ralston’s extraordinary journey as he scales a 65 foot wall, hikes over 8 miles, recalls friends, lovers and family, and also two hikers he met not long before his accident.
Though the events unfold in gruelling detail, cutting your own arm off with a blunt knife and drinking your own urine being some of them, Boyle successfully doesn’t turn it into a horror movie outing and rather making it a gripping, eye wincing drama full of hope and courage.
|The real Aron Ralston
127 hours is also nominated for three Golden Globes including Best Performance by an actor - James Franco, and Best Screenplay - Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy.
Overall, the horrifying true events of 127 hours is packed into less than two hours of gripping must watch viewing. Danny Boyle delivers a masterpiece in filmmaking and James Franco’s portrayal is just as inspirational as the movie itself.
Worth a cinema outing, go see it!