Since the release of 127 Hours (2010), I had been looking forward to watching this film by British director Danny Boyle about the epic salvation story of mountain climber Aron Ralston. In case you are not familiar with the story, he was forced to amputate his right arm on his own in order to free himself from a boulder that had become loose while canyoneering in Utah.
Ralston’s story is beyond remarkable as he managed not to loose it entirely during those five hopeless days that he spent trapped down there. In my opinion, most people would probably die if faced with the same tragedy. Also, I think it made a big difference in his surviving that he is a mountain climber, since he is surely well trained in pushing his body to its limits. In the end, the story itself is captivating and Danny Boyle adds the vision to turn it into a mainstream adventure film.