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127 hours- 127 reasons to watch this film
127 Hours (DVD)
Member Name: SunShym
127 Hours (DVD)
Advantages: Holding onto to every minute of Aaron's 127 hours
Disadvantages: Not being able to watch the ending
Featured in: USA , United Kingdom
Genre: Drama , Thriller , Adventure , Biopic
Running time: 01:34
Year of production: 2010
Distributor: Warner Bros U.K.
Director: Danny Boyle
Picture it....a cold, rainy evening, you have nothing to do, nothing is on TV to watch. Dvd?
I would definently recommend 127 hours. The film is focused around a mountain climber's; one-man struggle against a boulder under which his arm gets stuck. 127 hours is the amount of time he is stuck with only a bottle of water, a packet of food, a lousy knife, a torch and a camera.
Danny Boyle has managed to make such a simple concept so painstakingly agonizing to watch that you're sure to be biting off your nails and screaming at the TV by the end of it (I sure was :) ).
James Franco plays the lead role in this film as an mountain climber/adrenaline junky and the film is set in a canyon in Utah. The films begins with loud music, fast 4x4 driving and an air of 'who-gives-a-damn'.
Aaron goes onto meet some girls and everything about the films seems to scream teenage entertainment.
However, this soon changes as Mr Boyle once again brings Aaron alone with the audience as he heads back, moving between rock crevices. There is no tension building music but nevertheless, a sense of anticipation is created.
What happens next....? I urge you watch this movie and find out, Danny Boyle has never disappointed and he has, most definently, done it again.
The personalisation that is created with Aaron is unbelievable and the ending of the film creates a sadness akin to actually leaving a friend behind. Aaron's character is unfolded in a tragic twist of fate that can cause anyone to review their whole life and you will be drawn in with this self discovering journey, with Aaron.
Summary: What happens when you're completely trapped alone for 127 hours?- 5 star *****