Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
There is no force more powerful than the will to live.
127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?
Let me begin by stating a couple of personal opinions in that I considered 127 Hours to be the best film of the year when it was released in 2010 (I still do); and after re-watching it now for about the third time I am willing to go as far as to say it is the most inspirational film I have ever seen. When one thinks of a inspirational film, most of the time its sports movies. For some damn reason people get all flabbergasted to see some great athlete overcome some sort of adversity whether it be recovering from a gruesome injury, being an underdog or winning a championship. Other inspirational films could be political films for some select…
Who knew that watching James Franco stuck to a rock for 90 minutes could not only be so interesting but so amazing?
Danny Boyle is an hyperactive boy. He may give in to the mainstream audience's sensibilities, but he had the respectable talent of transforming a harrowing survival story - and therefore an authentic horror account - into an inspiring survival drama utilizing the always amazing work of A.R. Rahman, contrasting styles and throwing a thought-provoking reflection in the process regarding how much we value every single element in our lives, from family to anecdotes and our basic human needs for surviving. With Aronofsky editing, Terry Gilliam angles for shits and kicks, and an Abel-Gance-like splitting of the screen into three parts, we have a proper true story and an interesting character analysis for the purpose of dramatization thanks to its visual…
The film chronicles the true story of Aron Ralston (James Franco), a recklessly arrogant mountain climber whose arm gets crushed under a boulder during a trip through Utah canyon country. With no one coming to save him, he must decide whether he will die or fight for survival.
The logline and description may not sound like much, but 127 Hours delivers one of the most riveting and incredibly emotional experiences I have had in a theatre in some time. I was unsure Boyle and his crew could top their Oscar-winning work in Slumdog Millionaire, but this film improves upon it in every way possible. Because of all the talk about "the scene", the majority of people will know how the…
I like Danny Boyle. I feel his films always bring something to the table most directors just don't seem to bring. Here, he is in amazing form as he has taken it upon him to tell a story mainly set in one location of which we already know the outcome. And still, it is tense, exciting and moving.
The screenplay is a thing of beauty, filled to the brim with creativity and respect for its source. This film is perfectly paced, which allows you as a viewer to share that small crevice James Franco is stuck in, you're right there beside him and that makes for a very engaging experience. It would have been easy to have this film be…
How can you not like this film?
It's a true story and one hella of an event where this guy could have died.
One in a million chances for this to happen to anyone and this guy was the one.
Thank goodness he had a few things to keep him going and one item for him to escape (no Spoiler intended) or I don't think we would have heard about his story, let alone seeing this film.
Everyone kept talking about The Rock but I didn't see Dwayne Johnson in this ;)
What really helps the entire film is Franco's performance and Danny B's fast pace directing.
The Blu Ray picture is absolutely stunning with glorious colour and it's just worth watching this for the views.
A great solid film which still deserves to be pushed high in the Top Tens.
Interesting. Franco killed it. Editing killed it! Without good editing that would be terrible.
So ridiculous this is hard to believe this is a true story. The story of a man who becomes trapped in the desert and has to cut off his own limb to survive.
What makes this movie more enjoyable is Danny Boyle clever depiction of Aron Raiston's hallucinations etc whilst trapped in the canyon. When it comes to the moment of removing the arm, Boyle's use of graphics and sound is far more effective then showing an arm being hacked away.
Boy am I late to the party...
Yeah I know, I should have seen this by now, but it's just one of those movies that I always wanted to watch, but just never pulled the trigger, but I'm caught up now.
But that was hard to watch, I won't bore with the details, but James Franco was so great in this role, best I've seen him, that is dramatically of course, still love him as Saul in Pineapple. But yeah he was unbelievable! The scene when he gets caught, the look on his face when the camera zooms away from his arm is incredible, pure shock. The way this film is shot and directed by Danny Boyle is awesome, and not to mention the incredible editing, the cuts in and out of different situations and shots, wow!
Well it's really good, I'll sum it up with that...
James's acting was absolutely phenomenal and this film left me in awe.
I think this film is one of the best I have seen in a long time.
I had to skip passed the arm bit but everything else was perfect. I feel like it could of been me down there , thinking like he thought and fearing what he feared.
Well made but hard to like story about a person who is hard to like and seems thoroughly self absorbed.
Even the last line of the film about Aron's 'premonitions' coming true just managed to annoy and reinforce the self delusion.
Far from inspiring a decently produced effort that makes a mountain of content about something that could have been a short and would still have been as dislikeable.
The latest offering where the movie about the 'hero' manages to make me dislike them for no good reason (Rosewater, Big Eyes and this)
Intriguing story, well acted by James Franco. Otherwise forgettable.
2010 actually featured two "stuck with a trapped actor for 90 minutes" movies: Buried (Ryan Reynolds) and 127 Hours (James Franco). While Reynolds has his moments, there's no question which actor was a better choice in this type of role. And on top of that, 127 Hours is a much more nuanced film than Buried. It's a visceral look at the extremes someone can go to to survive, and the self-reflection and realizations one might have along the way.
Intense, raw, close, ouch.
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