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Old 11-04-2010, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Between Seattle and Portland
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I've been reading the buzz on the new movie "127 Hours," the story of real life climber Aron Ralston and his struggle to survive after his arm gets trapped under a boulder while mountaineering near Moab, Utah.

SPOILER ALERT: Supposedly audiences are fainting and vomiting from the realism of the scenes depicting the self-amputation he had to perform to free himself and survive.

'127 Hours' Causes Fainting, Vomiting, Seizures

James Franco is said to have made the character and the choices he made very believable to the audience. (Guess so, if they're passing out and hurling!)

Here's a review:

127 Hours (2010) - IMDb

Could you -- WOULD YOU -- be able to do what this guy did? After seeing the film, Aron Ralston was quoted as saying, "Humans have no idea of their true potential or what they are capable of, given the situation they're in."

I can't wait to see this and answer that question for myself.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I don't think so, but guess that I'd have to have been in a similar situation to answer. I don't think that you can watch the movie and know the answer. I think that you have to be 'there' and staring the beast in the eye...
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: NJ
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i have been looking forward to seeing this for a while being an outdoors person and having heard about his ordeal. im a little reluctant since i live in jersey and alot of bed bug incidents going on at our theaters.
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I just got out of the movie. Wow! I'm from Utah and was in Moab (just an hour or so away from where the events took place) the day after Aron was found. I was really looking forward to seeing the movie and it didn't disappoint. I almost wondered how a movie which took place over 5 days in a tiny cramped space could be made to hold your interest, but it really did. It was definitely not for the squeemish, even though there were quite a few elementary school age kids in the audience. You've got to wonder about some parents. (I guess that's what people must have said about me when I took my eleven-year-old son to see Schindler's List when it came out, though.)
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Trailer: 127 Hours
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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It was definitely not for the squeemish, even though there were quite a few elementary school age kids in the audience. You've got to wonder about some parents.
It's rated "R"...I guess some people don't check the rating before they take their kids.

It's gotten some good reviews, but I don't think I'll be going. Count me in with the squeamish crowd.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Holds no interest to me whatsoever. I think the real life story is facinating enough. I don't need to see the arm cut off thankyouverymuch.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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I got claustophobia just watching the trailor.
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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I cannot wait to see this! I remember seeing the true story about this guy on Dateline or 20/20 years ago and was all HOLY SHHH--

Finally starting to hear about it playing in local theaters!
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Between Seattle and Portland
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Well, the much-hyped scene where he has to do what he has to do was not at all nausea-inducing for me, when I remember some of the exploding heads and blown-off body parts depicted so realistically in movies based on video games. In fact, I said, "Is that IT?"

It was worth a watch but I found myself becoming impatient for it to be over. The best scenes are his hallucinatory episodes.

He learned his lesson to tell people where he was going the hard way, and I admire that he was able to choose life instead of giving up.
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