I watched this film a few weeks ago. Like most people, I knew the story of Aron Ralston and the outcome before watching the film. I will not spoil it here. If you don’t know what happens (well done if you don’t) then I suggest you keep it that way. Although, knowing a certain key factor didn’t ruin it for me. I was still shocked and entertained throughout. James Franco performs very well in a mostly one-man film. He is an adventurous and energetic thrill-seeker. The main character reminded me of myself, which allowed me to have such a great connection to the film.
The film contains comedy, suspense and love. 127 Hours being based on a true story is it’s selling point but it does well in sending a message to the audience about the value of life.
My rating: 7/10