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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…
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.
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…
Danny Boyle directs great human spirit films, this one shows how a man fight for survival and the struggles that he goes through. It's inspiring story, and really if it wasn't for the really intense scene I would recommend it for anyone. Just be warned there is one hard to watch scene but other then that it's for all. Also James Franco is incredible in this film.
British director Danny Boyle is already a veteran when he gets an Academy Award for the 2008 movie “Slumdog Millionaire”. Before that he had already made very varied movies like “Shallow Grave”, “Trainspotting” and “The Beach”. After “Slumdog Millionaire” Boyle decides to tell the story of a man who was trapped under a boulder for 127 hours.
It had to be hard for Boyle and co-script writer Simon Beaufoy to make this an interesting movie. That this movie is such a success, we got Boyle to thank for. In “127 Hours” the cinematography is wonderful: split screens, fast montages, sound effects and improbable angles. It all captured the imagination of Aron Ralston, who was trapped for 127 hours.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Danny Boyle has become one of my favorite directors of all time. "Trance", "Trainspotting", "Slumdog Millionaire" and "28 Days Later…" are all favorites of mine, especially "Trainspotting". With all of his greats, there's a level of expectation for any upcoming works.
"127 Hours" lived up to those expectations. The film is exceptionally beautiful, from it's setting, to James Franco's acting, and to the analysis of the human psyche. Based on the true story of rock climber Aron Ralston, who had to suffer all sorts of despair while fighting for his life. Having your arm stuck between a rock and a hard place for 127 hours is a very traumatic experience. Having to cut your own arm off is a very…
Film bir maceraperestin elinin kocaman bir kayaya sıkışması sonucu elinde sınırlı malzemelerle kurtulmasını ve o arada geçirdiği duygusal ve fiziksel zorlukları anlatıyor. Film seyirciyi baş kahramanın yerine koymayı çok iyi beceriyor. Film boyunca onun hissettiklerini hissediyorsunuz. Filmin en önemli ve izlerken zevk yeren yani gerçek bir hikayeden alınmasıdır. İnsanın hayata tutunmak için neler yapabileceğini görüyorsunuz.
İlk 10'uma giren bu film kesinlikle izlenmeli. Her türden izleyici için bile.
A simple true story is executed masterfully thanks to the knockout combination of James Franco and Danny Boyle.
I have to admit that I struggled marking this movie... it is remarkable film work but it really put me off with the yucky scenes where entire cinema audience suddenly hunch forward and bury their heads in their laps at the same time!
The gruelling true-life story of Aron Ralston wasn't easy for the director and the actor and they did the best they could do! There is no doubt about the skill and flair with which Boyle re-imagines Ralston's awful jam, but my opinion is that most of it was too explicit (the cracking of a bone, the severing of a nerve, the desperate consumption of a water bag filled with urine)... and it took over the entire project doing injustice to the landscape images conjured by cinematographers Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak.
But, this movie gets under your skin... and leaves you glad to be alive.
oyle's follow-up to his award-laden Slumdog Millionaire was this flashily directed true story of survival, a genre in film I have a particular affinity for. Franco plays the initially cocky but later terrified canyoneer who becomes trapped in a freak accident somewhere in Utah. On screen for almost the enitre film, his performance was always going to be key to the film's success and I think he did a mighty fine job.
Watched this at a cinema and I can't remember much of it. Unfortunately, the parts I do remember make me never want to watch this film again.
Impeccably directed and gripping as all hell. James Franco gives a great performance in a movie that is pretty much all him alongside Danny Boyle's fantastic style. Way more engaging and emotional than I was expecting and also way more visually interesting. A must watch for sure!
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