Mr D wanted to watch it. Me? I wasn’t so keen. Not that I didn’t think it was a truly inspirational story, but I couldn’t quite imagine what the film would be like.
Is there anyone who still doesn't know what happened to Aron Ralston in the Utah desert one day in April 2003? If there is, here goes: this 28-year-old adrenaline junkie was out hiking in the wilderness without having told anyone where he was going. (Moral..anyone?!)
While trying to negotiate a tricky crevice he slipped and fell, trapping his right forearm immovably between a boulder and the canyon wall. His predicament is simple. He cannot cry for help, because there's no one around for miles. He realises early on just what he is going to have to do to get free, and yet he can’t bring himself to do so..(he does have a few practise runs with his blunt multi tool though) Only when he is sleep deprived, dehydrated & hallucinating, does he decide to go for it.
Anyone seen it? If not, go watch it, I think you’ll be surprised :)