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127 Hours is Visually Stunning yet it will make your stomach churn!

127 Hours is Visually Stunning yet it

will make your stomach churn!

I am not surprised that the Oscar voters chose this film as one of the best of 2010!  It is visually stunning and the soundtrack is fantastic!  Action in half of the movie just happens in one place but I never got bored or felt claustrophobic about it.  Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle are very skillfull storytellers and I’m sure the book version of this would be more serious and plodding, but this movie is definitely not. It just moves the story along and allows the viewers like me to reach a denouement and realization in the end.  Finding out how Aron Ralston moves from being this kind of person to another type of person is fasinating to watch.  That scene where he kept saying, ‘This rock was waiting for me my whole life, the moment I started life on earth’…..really shook me.  It made me reflect on my own life too.

Anyhow, I didn’t know that the last 10 minutes of the movie was going to be bloody! I was really squirming in my seat.  I did try to cover my eyes with the towel I brought, but it made things worse since I could hear James Franco and my imagination was giving me all these gory images!

Well, that part of the story is probably the most provoking but also the most liberating, at least for Aron Ralston.  His will to live under such very difficult circumstances is incredible!  He certainly lived life dangerously but at least he is living it under his own terms.

 

 

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Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon

I was flipping through channels last night and I came upon this HBO movie, Taking Chance, which starred Kevin Bacon.  I learn later on that he won a Golden Globe for this performance, and deservedly so.  It’s the most subtle yet moving performance from an actor that I’ve seen in years!  Kevin just did the role with so much dignity and respect for everyone involved in it, especially that as the movie unrolled, we learn that Chance is actually the name of the soldier Kevin’s character was taking home.

On one side, the story is tragic since behind its premise, the life of a promising young man who as yet, has still more to offer the world, has been snuffed out.  On the other hand, I am amazed, even shocked, by the outpouring and support Kevin’s character gets from everyone around him, when they know what he is doing. It is actually very moving.  It’s all there in those little scenes with all these ordinary people paying respects.  And you know this scene is multiplied many times since there have been many casualties of war for THAT war.

Nothing in the movie is trivialized that’s why it works.  The patriotism can sometimes get to me knowing how very patriotic Americans are but I can’t blame them.  A fallen son is hard to fathom as it is, but to die for the country is an even greater sacrifice.

 

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Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne

I know after all those Jason Bourne franchises, it’s a little bit difficult to wean Matt Damon away from a role that has defined him the past few years.  And to think we were introduced to him in Good Will Hunting!  He has become a little portly in this movie, which is ok, since he’s supposed to be a politician, but I don’t think I’d buy the 24 years old idea.  Maybe 30.  But still, he’s hot for his age!  He does a little bit of that Jason Bourne stuff here, running and more running in stairs, stadiums, even the Statue of Liberty!  And you do need a character actor to make this movie work, because we have to feel his pain.  Otherwise, who cares what happens to this guy’s life?

 

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