Monday, April 22, 2013
127 hours - D. Boyle (2010)
Extreme sports is SO not my thing - I'm more of a couch potato kind of person... - I am experiencing great difficulty not to chafe too much at daredevil James Franco's thoughtless rock-climbing adventure.
When he gets stuck literally between a rock and a hard place (brilliant title of the autobiographical novel by real Aron Ralston) without so much as a cell-phone on him, it was hard to feel it didn't somehow serve him right. (Instead of wasting energy running around in circles, save Africa instead?!)
Still, to be fair : In true-to-himself style, although not at his best, Boyle of course got my heart rate up. No small feat, considering the guy is immobilized for 80% of the film.