Friday, December 3, 2010

127 Hours - Movie Review


Starring James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Clemence Poesy, Treat Williams, Kate Burton and Lizzy Caplan.
Directed by Danny Boyle.

If you have a one-setting plot, then dang, it had better be good. Fortunately this story is in the hands of Academy-Award-winning director Danny Boyle.

This is the true story of Aron Rolston, the hiker who cut off his own arm after being trapped for five days in the canyons of southern Utah. James Franco is perfectly cast as the breezy risk-taker, a man with joie de vivre but little regard for consequences.

I really liked that it didn't rely on flashbacks to break up the monotony of being stuck in one place. It followed more of a stream of consciousness, of memories that brought him to his current state.

The arm-cutting scene is about three minutes, and yeah it's graphic, but ultimately it's a movie about overcoming adversity, and I like it more now that I'm a few days away from it.

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