What Would You Have Done?
You cannot help but ask yourself this question over and over while hearing this story. Aron Ralston (played by James Franco) is an experienced canyoneer who loves nothing more than to go exploring the Canyonlands...by himself. As he shimmies down a tight fitting ravine, a boulder above him comes loose and they both go falling to the ground. Luckily the boulder misses Aron's body and head, but manages to crush his hand and pin his hand between it and the canyon wall. Now what? As the days go on and Aron fails in moving the rock or his hand and his cries for help go unheard he begins to dehydrate and slightly loose his mind. When he realizes he didn't tell anyone where he was going, he accepts his coming death and carves his own Rest In Peace sign into the canyon wall that will now serve as his tombstone. What would you do?
Just by the off chance that someone reading this doesn't know about this true story that happened in 2003 I'm not going to say what happens, I'm just going to say it will leave your chin resting on your chest for at least five minutes. Aron Ralston is amazing, albeit he was completely too confident and stupid in order to get himself into that mess in the first place, he is still pretty inspiring.