127 HOURS is story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before his accident. Over the next five days Ralston battl...more
127 HOURS is story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before his accident. Over the next five days Ralston battles the elements and his own demons to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to get back to his world. less
“Another intriguing film by Danny Boyle! Miss it at your own risk.”
So, Danny Boyle is back and this time A.R Rehman in tow again with 2 Oscar Nods this time as well. The much hyped movie with James Franco playing Aron Ralston is an engineer/ trecker who has done many sites at the back of his band. The performance of the protagonist Mr. Franco is impressive and even delivers more than just ordinary results. Depicted from the point of view of Aron Ralston and incidences he faced while he was trapped for 127 hours shows just what an actor and bring to the table is what shows what actor is actually capable of. As the capability of James Franco can be clearly seen throughout the movie, its not a biggie to hear that he actually has been nominated for the Oscar's Best Actor category.
As a magician he tries his best to captivate the audience with his persona and his charm does work on some. The protagonist obsession to the outdoors is clearly visible even when he gives up plan to spend weekend with his girl but instead goes trekking. And his only mistake that even proves to be fatal is that he doesn't even tell a soul about his plans and his whereabouts. But was the way has it not even his survival kit is able to save him at the most needful of the times.
And when he gets trapped at the bottom of a canyon with his hand fixed beside a rock, unable to move and desperately tries his best to survive. And all comes back to him when he thinks of how he failed to pack his Swiss Army knife, his bottle of Gatorade and how he didnt tell anybody about his plans trapped beneath a rock, cut off from the world he does all he can to survive hoping somebody could find him. His attempt to save his life leads him to do things in desperation and probably only people with guts could do. As he figures it out that he would have to dismember his arm in order to survive and does it on his own is plausible to difficult to even think how one could to it himself. But hats off to the survivor how actually did and lead on his life as well. The movie does not rotate but has glimpses of the protagonists life. Another good attempt by Danny Boyle and a definite watch for real life survivors.