I liked this a lot more than Slumdog Millionaire. A lot more. Sometimes I find that Boyle's flair for the dramatic overrides his storytelling. Not so here. Every moment is fun or (scary) to watch. James Franco is great. The 90 minutes fly by.
Hell, my only criticism is that I wanted more of the amputation scene to be shown! It wasn't gruesome enough. Then again, how do you even really show how awful that must have been without losing your entire audience? In particular, I thought the music in that scene was highly effective.
This could have been a high gloss I Shouldn't Be Alive (which I wouldn't have minded since I love that show) but it is definitely more than that. Not the best movie of the year by any stretch but a very entertaining one. I love survival story movies!
Directed by Danny Boyle
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