|01-07-2011, 01:31 PM||#1|
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Posted on another forum by me:
So the new film by Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and Trainspotting (1996) director Danny Boyle is great. It's a fantastic film that flew past and at 1hr and 35 minutes it's not a particularly long one.
The film follows James Franco (Milk, Spider-man, Pineapple Express) as a lone adventurer who gets trapped in a canyon, his hand crushed by a huge boulder leaving him with no-where to go.
Now considering it spends most of the film with James Franco trapped in a small space it's a really inventive film, that uses great experimental ways of bringing Franco's character, his history and his plight to life. With flashbacks, split-screens and surreal sequences, Boyle uses this character study to really delve into his box of creativity.
I would recommend this to people that loved his previous films but be warned, this film isn't for those that dislike scenes of a graphic nature and can't cope with tension that at times is so tight, but rightly so.
Boyle makes you feel for this character and even manages to sneak a universal message in there as well.
I would love to see this film again and hopefully I will. Great first film of 2011 for me.
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