Friday, March 18, 2011
127 Hours - a film review
So basically there's this guy called Aron Ralston(James Franco) who goes biking/hiking to canyon land. He listenes to some crappy music, falls off his bike, takes a lot of pictures and films himself. The man is psychologically funny because he talks to himself a lot, even in the beginning of the movie where he hasn't gotten into trouble yet.
On the first day of the trip he meets two girls who are lost, guides them around a bit and then they part ways. Shortly after that the protagonist gets stuck inside a crack in the surface. His hand is crushed by a multi-tonne piece of rock.Long story short, he goes through some kind of a mental trip during the following few days and cuts is own arm off with a crappy-ass chinese-made camping knife. Then he goes home.
All in all, its an ok film but it could've been done better. First of all the plot is boring. I know it's based on true events but still, come on. ~2 hours of one character, one milieu, one voice... you get the idea. All i got from the film was an urge to hiking and a dizzy feeling from the scene where he cuts his own arm off. Now THAT'S grotesque. Excellent performance by James Franco. That's pretty much what saves the film from total disaster.
Entertainment value: Good/OK
You should watch it if: you're into hiking, 16-45 years old and like slower paced films.
Posted by supermushroomcloud at 9:01 PM