Until 2009, British director Danny Boyle had made quite a name for himself directing good movies like Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, and one of my favorite sci-fi films, Sunshine. It was that year though, that made Danny Boyle blow up in fame since his little movie about Indian kids jumping around in poop puddles and becoming game show contestants hit the big time at the Oscars. Slumdog Millionaire. Remember? You might have heard of it. In any case, Boyle is known for his intense, hectic approach to films and there is always a raw, vibrant nature attached to whatever subject he takes on. Which is good news for 127 Hours, since it tells the story of a guy who gets trapped by a boulder, and cuts his damn arm off. Sounds intense to me, but hey, I live in the suburbs. Your mileage may vary.
|The lucky bastard meets Kate Mara on a random hike. Yes, I mad.|
|Who's the lucky one now, sucker?|
|Obviously not the best time to forget your satellite phone.|
|The last 30 minutes are nonstop adrenaline.|
TL;DR - Man trapped by boulder. Man cuts off arm. Story makes for most thrilling movie of 2010 - 10/10