I have been so busy. If it wasn’t for the fact that my daily hits are still relatively high, I’d be neglecting you all. Just a quick post because its 2am and I have to be at work really early tomorrow:
If you have heard anything at all about this movie, the following shouldn’t be a spoiler alert… but just in case, I’ll warn you. This movie was fantastic. Based upon a true story, James Franco portrays Aron Rolston, a hiker who is all by himself when he slips and falls, wedging himself underneath a rock. After a grueling 127 Hours, he is forced to cut himself free, after realizing that it’s his only way out. And yes, it’s very graphic.
Even ignoring the fact that I think James Franco is totally dreamy, this film was a hit. The challenge of making an hour of this movie go by with very minimal cutaway shots is mind blowing… but writer/director Danny Boyle makes it happen. Franco shuffles through a sleu of embarrassingly honest emotions during the days he is stranded, most of which are communicated with no dialogue. It was very intense, I smell a best actor nomination…
Aron chronicled his entire journey with a video camera, and I have to say that the points when he films himself in the movie were by far my favorite… watching this adventurous person turn into a madman will probably bring you to tears. In short… go see this movie.