Coincidentally I saw these two survival movies back to back this weekend. The theatre was nearly empty for both (about 7 for 127 hrs and 5 people for TWBH). Both were good movies. I wonder why they did so poorly at the box office? Poor marketing or people just don't like those types of movies?
'The way back home' has wonderful cinematography, original score, good acting, and really fascinating story. It was supposed to be a true story but I read today that it was not. The writer had pretended that it was. Still it was a good movie, and I would have liked to see it get a better reception.
'127 hours' is better known because of James Franco's Oscar nomination (and other awards noms). This one did get a bit boring for me, although it's a very well made movie. This one is definitely based on a true story.
I want to rent the DVD of the movie 'Alive' while I am at it- about survival