Pop Parables Movie Night: 127 Hours

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Today I have the pleasure of guest posting over at Pop Parables! Keri runs a slick blog where she writes about relevant stories in pop culture and how God’s truths are interwoven into modern-day culture. Be sure to check out her blog – it’s informative, provocative, and full of encouragement!

Keri asked me to write a “review” of the movie 127 Hours. I watched it with a buddy a couple weeks back and so it was fresh in my mind.

Honestly, I really enjoyed the movie – found it to be gripping, suspenseful, and quite engaging.

Even though I was familiar with the story, I was still captivated the entire time.

You may know the true story (from 2003). You may have seen the previews or the movie. How could a story like that be translated over to the Big Screen?

Here is the one sentence recap as per IMDB:

A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Rather than give you a preview of the post, I’ll encourage you to hop on over and check it out. Be sure to show some love in the comments!

Do you enjoy hiking/camping?

26 Comments

  • Jon

    June 10, 2011

    There!! :)

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    • Jon

      June 10, 2011

      O and honestly I’m not much of the outdoorsy type…lol. I’ve gone hiking a few times. I wouldn’t say that I love to do it…but it sure is beautiful! Now if Starbucks were involved….

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      • Dustin

        June 10, 2011

        Anything with St. Arbucks sounds like a winner to me!

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  • Jim F

    June 10, 2011

    Not a big fan of camping too much but hiking is not so bad. I am going to make the jump over now.

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    • Dustin

      June 10, 2011

      Near the heart of appalachia… hike away! :)

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  • Joseph

    June 10, 2011

    Been there, read that and commented…. :)

    Not a fan of camping now. Did it several times when I was young. We did the whole tent by the river in North Carolina. I may do it again but my wife would never go for it!

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    • Dustin

      June 10, 2011

      I haven’t gone camping recently – would love to… but we went ALL the time when I was a kid.

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  • Moe

    June 10, 2011

    I went, I read, I conquered!

    I have only been camping once. And came home to 3 ticks in my body… one in my butt! (and no I wasn’t skinny dipping).

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    • Dustin

      June 10, 2011

      Suuuuurrrreeeee you weren’t. ;)

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  • Keri @ Pop Parables

    June 10, 2011

    Saaaaweet! Thanks for your kind words, Dustin. :)

    Actually, I *DO* enjoy hiking and camping. No way to live in the Pacific Northwest without loving those things-the mountains here are quite majestic. Hiking we don’t get to do too often, but we try to go camping at least a couple times a year.

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    • Dustin

      June 10, 2011

      Nice! And thanks for the opportunity!

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  • Arny

    June 10, 2011

    Awesome “Holy” Review!!! lol…

    Never been camping…sad…i know…

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    • Dustin

      June 10, 2011

      One day, my friend, one day :)

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  • Donald Borsch Jr

    June 10, 2011

    DONE!!

    Now I fear I shall never look at mountain climbing or rock climbing the same. Ever again.

    Thanks, Dustin. ‘Preciate it.

    :)

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  • Adam

    June 10, 2011

    I enjoy hiking. I really just enjoy being outside.

    Heading over to check out the post!

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  • jenn

    June 11, 2011

    I love hiking and pretty much everything about camping (the campfire, cooking out, nature…) EXCEPT sleeping on the ground. Oh, and I don’t like ticks or snakes either, but I’ll brave them to go on a hike. As long as I can go home to my own bed. :)

    I did camp a lot growing up. Like Keri said, you can’t live in the Pacific Northwest without camping. I guess if I had to camp, I would rather camp there than here in middle TN.

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    • Dustin

      June 11, 2011

      Where did you grow up in the PacNW?

      I’m with ya on sleeping on the ground. I need an air mattress or at least a sleeping pad. :)

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  • Cindy Holman

    June 11, 2011

    Great article on Keri’s page! I am not much of a camper – did the tent camping things once when our kids were younger – but a motor home or camper is more my speed :) I do like to take walks and mild hiking – Greg takes me up these REALLY STEEP HILLS when we go hiking – don’t like that much. But I do love to walk – especially around water.

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  • Ben

    June 11, 2011

    I like to hike.

    Headin’ over to check it out now!

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  • Rich Langton

    June 15, 2011

    Heading there now!

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