Wednesday, February 2, 2011
127 Hours Movie Review
If you have not seen the movie 127 Hours you are definitely missing out on a great movie. It tells the story of a man who went hiking only to be trapped in a canyon with his hand wedged between a boulder and the events that took place with his will to survive.
After I watched the movie I went on to Youtube to look for the actual interview that took place 6 months after the REAL event had happened. It was heart wrenching and tough to watch. Aron Ralston (The main character in the movie) went back to the place it all happened. In the Dateline interview they also show footage of Aron (vlogging) shot while trapped in the canyon.
127 Hours has been not only a success at the box office but it is also critically acclaimed making most Top Critics' Top 10 lists. It has been nominated for major categories at the Academy Awards including Best Actor, Best Picture and Best Director.
If you have ever seen and enjoyed movies like the 1993 movie Alive or the movie Into the Wild then this movie would be up your alley. It's a movie about will, strength, courage and survival. To me it was a movie I had to be in the mood to watch. I could not just pop some popcorn and play the movie. I don't know about you guy's but there are certain types of movies I have to be in the mood to watch or else I know I wouldn't like it otherwise.
All in all I give this film 4 stars out of 5. I liked the style the film was made (Courtesy of Danny Boyle), the performance by James Franco (which is long overdue) and the film wasn't stretched out, long or boring. It got to the point and it came in under 2 hours.
Link to the Dateline Interview