Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle makes a bold move with this film. This is not the usual firepowered or intense film or the lavishly extravagant ones. When I saw 127 Hours, my initial impression was a feeling like movies "Phone Booth" "Speed" and "Buried". That boils in a mix of good and bad.
The scenes were predominantly shot in one location but that did not bore me by much. This film was actually packed with much intensity and drama. And unlike the other films that I mentioned were all or about 95% of the scene were in one place, 127 Hours was filled with flashbacks and memory hallucinations. Truly this film lets us follow every gripping moment on Aron Ralston's journey and struggle to escape the trap he got into. The longer he is trapped, the darker it is.
James Franco's performance is to be noted in here as well. He delivered something that keeps us on the edge of our seats. Although, I practically was surprised of his Oscar nod. This is not as compelling as Slumdog but still something to watch. 3.5 out of 5 popcorns.
Credits: Yahoo Movies