Starring: James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn
Director: Danny Boyle
Running Time: 94 mins
127 Hours is an American film about a mountain climber who falls into a canyon during one of his walks, and finds his arm to be wedged under a large rock, keeping him stuck in the canyon until he can free himself.
My initial thoughts of this film were that it would be quite boring, just focussing on one person for the entire movie, similar to Moon, however I was amazed at how Danny Boyle, one of my favourite directors, was able to keep my intrigue in the story throughout.
It was very interesting how both the climber’s boredom and desperation to escape were depicted directly against one another, making for a very interesting contrast in my opinion.
I was further amazed by this film when I saw that it was a true story, which I just found incredible, and I’m sure that the film does the true story justice, as I found it to be very emotional, interesting and dramatic.
Normally, I don’t cry when I see films. I don’t think I’ve cried in a film since watching The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie in 2005 at the age of 8, but the ending of this film was so well created, so dramatic and joyful, that I couldn’t help myself from welling up.
Overall, I’ll give this a 9.4, because it was a brilliantly original film, which was riveting for me throughout, and evidently so encompassing, that it actually caused me to cry for once.