Film review (127 hours)
127 hours is a true story made into a blockbuster film. The director, the actors and the production crew made the film a hit.
The film’s genre is within the range of horror movies. It doesn’t need unearthly or scary creatures for it to be considered as horror. The psychological effect and the feeling of helplessness that it gives to the viewers defines it qualifications. The fact that the people who watched this film made horrified and grossed out expressions especially on scenes wherein Aron (James Franco), drinked his own urine as replacement for water and when he amputated his right arm for him to be free. His pain, his desire to be free and his desperation was shared with the viewers in such a way that it’s somehow disturbing. His delusions were able to reach the minds of those who watched the movie, particularly myself. In the technical aspect, it used natsot or the natural sound in most of the scenes.
James Franco played Aron, an engineer who likes or rather whose hobby is to climb and hike on mountains. He is the protagonist and at the same time, the victim in the film. The antagonist here is the situation itself. It is the reason why he is in such troublesome circumstance which won’t allow him to be free. If not for his determination to live, he would not make it out alive though the process is excruciating and gruesome at some point.
What strikes me the most in this film is that the director managed to make the film worth watching in 1 and a half hour with only one setting or location and focusing on one character only. Not many films can pull something like this. In regards to the content, it showed that in order to survive, you have to sacrifice something and do unimaginable things. This surprised me because it was not normal and people don’t do those kind of things. With James Franco’s acting, it made the movie a sure hit and suitable to be awarded in Oscars which it really did. The...
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