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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?
Who knew that watching James Franco stuck to a rock for 90 minutes could not only be so interesting but so amazing?
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…
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…
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…
Written and brilliantly directed by Danny Boyle, 127 Hours artfully illustrates a man's desire to live, driven by regrets and the drive to change. James Franco's performance is commanding, delicately layered without feeling desperate. He straddles an awkward line between manic desperation and an abiding enthusiasm, forming and molding Ralston as a character without giving enormous amounts of descriptive exposition. It's key to note how isolated this film is, and how everyday a guy Ralston is. It takes an artist with a distinctive visual style to maintain our interest, and Boyle excels. Ralston's life is told through flashbacks. There's no timeline, no biopic-esque storytelling. Just visuals, conveying ideas of solitude, compulsive independence, arrogance and a passive selfishness. He's not a…
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…
Never thought a film with basically one actor could be so entertaining.
The cinematography is so relaxing.
UPDATE: I can't erase that scene from my mind, I keep recalling it.
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Schon mein erster Gedanke war "na da habe ich ja eine Niete gezogen". Zwei Stunden James Franco in Nahaufnahme. Kotz. Einer der größten Knallchargen, die komischerweise jedes Jahr gefühlt acht Filme dreht und mit mindestens drei gleichzeitig bei der Berlinale vertreten ist. Immerhin hat sein Kollege Shia LaBeouf (ähnliches Kaliber) den Anstand, ab und an, mit einer Papiertüte über den Kopf herumzulaufen. Das hat zwar James als Aron in diesem Film auch angeboten, in dem er sich ein Tuch über den Kopf geworfen hat, aber leider ist die Kamera auch mit runter geschlüpft.
Kommen wir mal zu dem Film. Einer der besten Filme des Jahres, wenn es nach der Wahl der Academy geht. Nur…
(2010, жж) Бойл - молодец, мультижанровый наш, по-моему, еще ни разу не разочаровывал. Потрясающий все-таки режиссер, так и хочется в него всякие франшизы (типа Бонда) кидать, чтобы посмотреть, как он удар держит и что может получиться. Как принято сейчас говорить, "визионер", да еще и проверенный временем.
Франко просто замечательный, техническая часть, как водится, безупречна (к цифре быстро привыкаешь, хотя она тут почему-то больше, чем в "миллионере" заметна), ну это и по трейлеру видно.
Если бы на свете не было таких фильмов как "Into The Wild" и "Buried" вообще пошло бы на "ура". А так, не получалось отвлечься от того, что ключевая безвыходная ситуация начинается минуте на тридцатой и настолько регулярно разбавлена символическими и малоинформативными флешбэками и глюками (причем на одни…
127 Hours is probably one of the most intense, emotional real life stories adaptated to film ever.
Danny Boyle and James Franco make you feel like you're stuck in the situation with Aron. When a film can hit an emotional nerve with me, chances are, are that I'll love it. Which is exactly what this film does.
The visuals and cinematography are beautiful, the direction from Danny Boyle is excellent, James Franco is a brilliant actor, and the story itself was interesting and actually makes me want to read up on the real story of what happened.
Also just a quick spoiler, everyone knows it happens but yeah: When Aron cuts his arm off, it's one of the most disgusting, intense, squirmish moments in cinema. I think this is thanks to the music and sound effects as he is cutting into his arm. It's just really cleverly implemented into the scene.
Survival thriller loses a lot of steam on the second act but recovers almost all of them on a surprising and twisted finale.
This film is perfectly edited. It has nice acting and soundtrack. It manages to entertain, interest and to shock the viewer.
It's not a perfect film but it's one worth watching. 3 out of 5.
Very good movie of Aaron Ralston's adventure and his will to survive.
there's a thing where you adds 'in my ass' to the end of a movie title, so here are some…