Excerpt: It’s amazing, really, when you think about all the little things that life can throw at you. They can be as simplistic as missing a stop light, making a left when you should have gone right and so forth. For Aron Rolston it was putting his foot on a boulder that he thought was secure when it actually wasn’t. And then in a matter of seconds his life was forever changed. This prompted the book entitled “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” and I’m sure if you ask Mr.
Excerpt: We are surrounded by things designed to make us feel safe, secure, and in control—from the cars we drive to the computers that put other people no more than a click or a call away. Every once in a while, however, our comfortable lives are derailed by forces of nature. Earthquakes and hurricanes reduce cities to rubble, reminding us just how little control we actually have.
Conclusion: '127 Hours' tells an inspiring, exciting, and somewhat grisly story of survival with vigor and heart, and rightfully earns its place among the best movies of 2010. Director and co-writer Danny Boyle follows up 'Slumdog Millionaire' with another affecting, optimistic film, and actor James Franco gives by far the best performance of his young career.
Excerpt: The Movie Don't blame co-host James Franco for one of the most painful Oscar telecasts in history. The young actor has undergone a major transformation since his thankless role of Harry Osborne in the Spider-Man Trilogy, and come out the other side more engaging, more versatile and more talented than ever. It takes a certain creativity and emotional depth to anchor a movie like 127 Hours , the true story of climber Aron Ralston, and Franco nailed it.
Conclusion: Well there you have it folks. There’s a reason why this film garnered 6 Academy Award nods. It’s that good! And if you are just sitting around right now reading this review, then I highly recommended that you get off your la$$ and go buy this now! This is one man’s brutal true tale of survival and how he beat the odds to ultimately live his life to the fullest. There’s a message found within this film that’s priceless. I’m not going to spoil it for anyone.
Excerpt: "127 Hours" is the true 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. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over 8 miles before he is finally rescued.
Excerpt: What is 127 Hours about? It focuses on a man stuck in a rock formation with a boulder pinning his arm to the wall, and in the middle of nowhere. There has to be more than that though, something to separate Danny Boyle’s take on the “single location” drama, and that’s regret. Undoubtedly, being forced to look death in the eye changes a person. They look life dead on, and then they look at what they’ve done. Aron Ralston (James Franco) regrets everything.
Excerpt: There’s only so much you can do with a movie like 127 Hours . Director Danny Boyle does all of it, but in the end his film still hinges almost entirely on the performance of James Franco. Franco is an actor who, till now, always tried hard but never really achieved anything beyond mediocre results. An enthusiasm for acting, a willingness to take on challenging projects, and movie star good looks were always there, but talent? Until now I’d never really been sure.