Monday, January 31, 2011

127 Hours

Starring James Franco

Directed by Danny Boyle

Release Date: November 5th, 2010

Out in the wilderness, Aron Ralston must struggle against all odds to survive.Based on the true story of Aron Ralston, director Danny Boyle and James Franco adapt Ralston's harrowing story to the big screen. In 2003, Aron (Franco) went out one weekend in Robbers Roost, Utah to have an adventure. Soon, Aron gets his arm pinned under a boulder: he has limited tools and no one knew he was going out there. With the clock ticking and Aron low on solutions, he may have to go to extremes to survive.

The cinematography for this film is incredible. The way that Enrique Chediak and Anthony Dod Mantle evokes a sense of wonder during Aron's trials one minute and then dread and claustrophia the next. Boyle himself makes Aron's personal nightmare into a fanstastic experience to view Aron's moments of panic, joy, and remorse. James Franco does an amazing job of portraying Aron Ralston, making the majority of his screentime into a powerhouse performance playing off of his echoes, loneliness, and desperation.

127 Hours is a mesmerizing experience that must be seen to believe it. Danny Boyle captures the intense and fast-paced action of Aron's expericnes while James Franco gives a strong performance as Ralston.
Rating: * * * * 1/2 of 5

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