August 30, 2010

Trailer Trash: 127 Hours

It's time to root through some trailers! What sort of wonderful things will be alluded to today?

Amazing what winning an Oscar can do for you as an artist! Up until Slumdog Millionaire, Danny boyle hadn't exactly been known to work with big stars. The Beach is the one exception to this rule! Well, now that he has an Oscar under his belt for a film that many believe will become a classic in a fe years, he can work with pretty much anyone he wants.

127 Hours tells the infamous story of Aron Ralston, a mountain climber who was forced to amputate his arm with a dull knife when it became pinned by a falling rock! First off, allow me to make an exclamation of uncomfortableness at the concept of going through what he went through.


Ok, anyway! James Franco plays Ralston! I like Franco. I haven't seen him in awhile, due to the fact that he's been at NYU (grrrrrr!) and I don't watch soap operas! Anywhoo, the trailer makes it see like a one man show, so, here's hoping he can channel some of the mad genius that he brought to the table in Pineapple Express.

Boyle looks to be utilizing his usual, frenetic style for 127 Hours! Many of the shots look identical to some seen in Slumdog Millionaire, what with all the desert tundra and orange colors! And, I get a huge kick out of the segment that sees Franco and his two lady friends plummet through a crevice and into an underwater lake. If I wasn't so much of a pussy, I might think of doing something like that someday!

The trailer looks cool! I'm just a little worried as to how the movie will go about telling its story! An hour and a half of a guy pinned in the same position can only be interesting for so long. Other then that, it's Danny Boyle! I love everything he touches! I'm there!

1 comment:

  1. Danny Boyle can direct almost anything (yes I'm talking about The Beach as well), but I don't know if he can direct a film about a guy under a rock for more than 5 days. It just seems like a stretch for him, but I really can say I hope he can pull it off.