CAST & CREW
The British-American movie 127 Hours hit the screens in 2010. The movie is a biography and falls into the category of survival drama. Danny Boyle Danny Boyle is a British film producer, director, >> Read More... directed the movie, developed the screenplay and also produced the movie. The movie is based on a book by Aron Ralston about his life or death struggle. James Franco James Franco is a prominent American actor and dir >> Read More... is the movie’s hero. He plays the character of Aron Ralston, who gets trapped beneath a boulder unable to wrench himself free from the heavy weight bogging him down.
Plot: Aron Ralston is an adventurer who goes on trekking to mountains. In one among his trekking adventures, he happens to meet with an accident when a boulder slips and falls on his arm. He is not able to wrench free his arms from the boulder. The next five days prove to be very agonizing. His whole life flashes before his eyes, and he is left with a crucial choice. He needs to amputate his arm and get back to human habitat or perish in the desolate mountainous region.
James Franco has done the role incredibly well. He is seen meandering his way through the mountains with enthusiasm. Within a few moments of the mishap, he shifts to a sort of utter desperation that only an actor of his caliber could deliver. As a director, Boyle could grasp the attention of audiences such that the audiences are pinned to their seat throughout the movie. Many of the scenes are realistic to the extent that those scenes bring before our eyes the agony that Mr. Ralston underwent. The movie’s success is partially due to the reunion of the team responsible for Oscar-winning movie Slumdog. Most of the movie’s scenes show the camera eyes swooping over Danny Boyle in his struggle between life and death. There is plenty of life in the character that he does. There are few thoroughly breathtaking scenes in the movie… Time passes by as Boyle is stuck beneath the boulder. He is exasperated and is body craves for the minimal pleasures. The wonderful actor shows extreme relief as he gulps down water from the dwindling supply. He brings before our eyes the heaven he experiences during times of trivial pleasure. His final decision to escape is much discussed among audiences and the Silicon Valley crew. There are unconfirmed reports that the movie could win an Oscar. The movie’s theme is quite simple, but it is a mountain of an issue when it comes to the struggle for life. So, the entire crew has put in efforts and brought forth a wonderful movie on the screen. There is possibly an Oscar for the movie and the real actor in it.
Verdict: Audiences find it way out of the ordinary movies of the present times.
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