Movie Trailer Review: Trailer for Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" Rocks

9/03/2010 Posted by Admin

Movie Trailer Review: Trailer for Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" Rocks

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Anytime a director wins their first Oscar for Best Director, it makes me eagerly anticipate their follow-up. For anyone who has been waiting for Danny Boyle's next film since capturing the world with "Slumdog Millionaire," the wait is over.

Kind of.

Finally, we get the much-anticipated trailer for Boyle's next film, "127 Hours," starring James Franco.

Most people already know the story. Franco will play rock climber Aron Ralston and it will follow his harrowing ordeal when he was trapped in a Utah slot canyon, his arm pinned by a boulder. About five days later (127 hours to be precise), he amputated his own arm--with a dull knife, no less. It's an incredible, unbelievable story, and I was curious to see how Boyle would handle it.

By the looks of the trailer, which is below, this film has the potential to be another award winner and just flat out great.

In the trailer, things begin happily enough with the camera bringing us some beautiful desert/mountain landscapes. Franco takes over from there, racing his bike through the desolate southwest, rescuing Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn, and showing them a good time, before the inevitable happens and he gets stuck under a boulder.

The final scene of the trailer gives us a glimpse of this moment and it is perfectly set up. Although we know it's coming, it's still a shock when you see it happen.

Over the past few years, Franco has dabbled in a bit of everything, from art to writing to being a student.  So, it's especially nice to see him taking on a meaty role like this.
Boyle spoke about the film last week and offered up some information about it:

"I’ve wanted to make this film since 2005… I didn’t want to do it like "Touching the Void," because that was so wonderful and I didn’t want to do it like a documentary.  I wanted to do it where you are part of the experience and where the audience is trapped with Aron for the whole 127..."

I was already super excited for this film even before the trailer came out. Now that it has? See you on opening night. What did you think of the trailer?

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  1. Brian said...

    Wow, that movie looks awesome, and I LOVE Danny Boyle!