|127 Hours is a 2010 biographical adventure film produced, co-written and directed by Danny Boyle. The film stars James Franco as real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who became trapped by a boulder in Robbers Roost, Utah, for more than five days in 2003. The film, based on Ralston's autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place, was written by Boyle and Simon Beaufoy and produced by Christian Colson, who previously teamed up for Slumdog Millionaire, and John Smithson. Premiered on September 4, the film saw limited release in New York and Los Angeles on November 5, 2010. The film was expanded to 22 theaters on November 12, 108 on November 19, and 279 on November 24.|
127 Hours is an extreme biographical adventure film. Produced, co-written and directed by Danny Boyle last 2010. James Franco, the lead star as real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who became stuck by a boulder in Blue John Canyon in Utah for more than five days in 2003. The message is similar to that of Into the Wild, Sean Penn's work of art, but this film was passionately done with the thumbs up performance of Franco. The editing and style are both beautifully attached to central story. The use of flashbacks was brightly played out and put everything together.
I was impressed of James Franco’s portrayal of the character. Drama was very effective. He poured all necessary emotions and drama to reach the audience very well. Direction was also perfect that I evenly wondered how it was the scenes taped because of space limit. Scenes where Aron did decide to cut his arms to be able to live and the cutting scene were so challenging so yucky. I think I would not able to cut myself instead I will cry, but Aron did not.
I almost got a headache during the flashbacks, hallucinations, memory recall and future prediction. Camera is moving very fast but I did not mean that cinematography is bad. It’s just I don’t like those things coming in very fast. The very start of the movie is very energetic; it showed people commuting, the everyday life and nature. I like the montage of it and they also applied it on the ending scene. The effects were very clear, no glitches. On the lighting was the crucial part I think. I can’t even imagine how’d they’ve done it. It was perfect!