’127 Hours’ Trailer

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:44 am,

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I’ve been keeping my eye on Danny Boyle’s next film, 127 Hours, ever since news first surfaced about it. It’s not just because of my love for Boyle’s back catalogue of films (28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire in particular), it’s also that 127 Hours looks to be a genuinely interesting and rather shocking story that’s actually based on real-life events.

In case you don’t know (SPOILER ALERT), 127 Hours stars James Franco as real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who got trapped by a huge boulder that crushed his arm and after more than 5 days (presumably the 127 hours of the film’s title) had no choice but to cut off his arm to free himself. That certainly is a powerful story that I’m glad Boyle has chosen to devote his talent to telling on the big-screen.

We got our first look at Franco in 127 Hours a few weeks ago via some images, but today we get a look at the first trailer for the movie. If the trailer is anything to go by, then Boyle has done the powerful story justice. Take a look for yourself and see what you think:

When I first heard Boyle was going to turn Ralston’s story into a movie, my first thought was “how is he going to make it last for a entire movie?” I presumed the whole movie would take place with the adventurer being trapped, but as evidenced by the trailer there’s (presumably) a fair bit of build-up showing how he ended up trapped. Not that I thought the movie was going to open with him trapped and not explain how he got there, but for whatever reason I didn’t expect there to be that much build up.

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With the exception of a couple of supporting characters – the two women we see in the trailer plus Lizzy Caplan as Ralston’s sister – it looks like 127 Hours will be a one-man show. This means it lands heavily on the shoulders of Franco to carry the film. But I’ve been impressed with Franco so far – particularly his recent performances in the likes of Milk and Pineapple Express (for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe) – so I have little doubt that he’ll pull it off.

127 Hours opens in theaters on November 5th, 2010.

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  1. I wonder if this will be more like Gerry or Ladder 49.

  2. Nice!

  3. Cant wait

  4. I don’t like how they showed all the movies Danny Boyle did b4 the trailer started…. Makes me think this won’t be that good.

    • My thoughts exactly. It’s always a red flag warning to me when the trailer asks you to see a film not for its own sake but because of OTHER films. All that means to me is that this one isn’t good enough – if it were, they’d talk about it instead of mentioning other movies.

  5. ^ Agreed. Pretentious, much?

  6. It looked fine to me.
    I look forward to it.

  7. I love the outdoors and read a lot on this guy and I can’t wait to see this

  8. My first thought was – A**HOLE! The ‘Aron Rolstan’ character just pissed me off – nothing but a speed junkie getting an adrenalin rush from putting himself in danger. And scaring those girls into thinking they’re dropping to their deaths? Oh, yeah – that’s MY idea of fun too! Having some jerk terrify me into thinking I’ll die. So asking me to have sympathy for a guy whose reckless behavior places him in danger is not an option – even less when his behavior puts others in danger as well. If they don’t make a trailer that gives this jerk a little more humanity, than the audience is going to end up rooting for the rock instead of him.

  9. This looks awful.
    Bit deal, about this director.
    All great directors fall. Danny is on his way, just like Coppola, doing nothing interesting.

  10. This guy knows how to put a great movie together, he would make a master piece from anything i cant wait to download it from pirate bay