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Short story is: 127 Hours is a true story about a mountain climber, Aron Ralston, who gets his arm stuck under a boulder while canyoneering. Since he didn’t tell anyone where he was going, he needs to cut his arm off to survive. Yeah. I'm sure you've heard of it.
This is a movie that you can’t say bad things about; the acting by James Franco is extraordinary and it’s could be so guttural and emotionally draining at times it’s hard to watch. There is subtle themes hidden in a rather simple storyline, but in the end it is what it is. It’s excellent.
Aron goes through so much in a span of 127 hours, it’s intimidating and uplifting because it makes you consider what type of person you need to be to be brave enough to accomplish the feat he did, and from the initial adrenaline rush to the shock and exhilarating feeling when he is free from the boulder, it just feels like every second counts. The video entries he films are amazing as well.
And I’m sure you want to know about the arm-severing part: it’s pretty brutal, something I was and wasn’t expecting. It’s not really for the faint of heart, but honestly, it’s only five or less minutes and you can just shut your eyes, because the rest of the film is something you don’t want to miss.
Popcorn Review: An amazing performance by James Franco creates an atmospheric, intense and emotionally draining movie that will bring the audience through a rollercoaster ride, but eventually to an uplifting ending.