Country: United Kingdom
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: James Franco (Aron Ralston), Amber Tamblyn (Megan), Kate Mara (Kristi)
Genre: Adventure – Drama – Thriller
Have you already seen 127 Hours? If you have, you’re opinion is welcome, if you haven’t… you should. Why? Because you would not only be in front of a movie with magnificient acting and filmmaking, but also in front of a brilliantly-told true story. The story of Aron Ralston, who had all the excuses to give up and never did.
Aron Ralston has an adventurer soul. He does any extreme sport he finds on his way, and now it’s time of canoyneering. He will just take his stuff and go to Utah, without telling anybody where he’s going. At first everything goes perfectly. Aron is really enjoying himself and he even manages to make a couple of friends in the way. But something terrible happens and the whole world goes down for Aron. He had an accident and his right arm got stuck between a rock and a canyon wall. Apparently no way to escape. Almost no food and no water. Just Aron’s decision to keep alive. No matter the cost.
First of all, I have to congratulate Mr. James Franco for his amazing performance in this movie. It was good to see him in a leading role instead of the secondary ones he had in movies such as Spiderman and Eat, Pray, Love (at least this was the first time I saw him emboding a main character). With 127 Hours, he proved what a great actor he can be, and plus, he got an Academy Award nomination. I just hope he takes more promising opportunities like this from now on.
The movie itself is remarkable as well. The British director of Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle once again shows us he knows how to tell a story. We can see some interesting filming technics, like using the inside of the bottle from which Aron drinks water as the point of view, to give an example. This little details are one of the things that make the movie more entertaining, which may have been quite difficult since it is about a man who cannot move.
I don’t have negative comments about this movie, except maybe that it is a bit gory for my taste (and by bit I mean A LOT). I could stand it, but my mum had to cover her face with her hands and ask me to tell her when the “horrible part” was over. Oh, and she also mentioned (repetedly) what a sick person I am and “this is the kind of movies you watch? do you like this? seriously, there’s something very wrong with you!”. Anyway, I just have to warn you that you’ll need to have a very strong stomach to see the film, that’s all.
I waited for 127 Hours for a long time and I have to say that it didn’t disappoint me. Especially the ending, which is the best part of the film in my opinion. Very inspiring, touching, and full of hope. Even more when you remember that the whole thing is based on a true story. ☼
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– Written by GuadiRC –