|James Franco as Aron Ralston.|
So, what didn’t I like? Well the film, claustrophobic and unsettling as it was lacked excitement and did not grip, you can only watch a man stuck to a large boulder for so long with out loosing interest, especially when you’re quite aware of the outcome. There’s a great quote I found in one of the reviews, talking about Ralston’s adventure states “taking on the desert single-handed and to leave the desert single-handed” well I thought it was funny!! Similar films, other than the Saw franchise! would be Kevin MacDonald’s Touching the Void (2003) and Sean Penn’s film about the equally unlikable real life character Christopher McCandless Into The Wild (2007). Anyway let’s hope Danny Boyle can make a good job of his role as artistic director of the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, the whole world will be watching.