The year of the Franco continues. Much like Buried, 127 Hours should spend most of its running time with one character trapped in a single location. It’s the kind of set-up that can be painful for an audience if not done exceedingly well, but with James Franco as the lead and director Danny Boyle at the helm, it should simply be compelling. This one is based on a true story, that of hiker and mountain climber Aron Ralston. Ralston made some very poor choices a few years ago, and hopefully the film’s portrayal of him will be as critical as it is sympathetic. Boyle seems to be employing a cinematography very similar to the way he shot Slumdog Millionaire, and the desert certainly looks gorgeous with all of the bright oranges and blues.
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