First teaser trailer for 127 HOURS
We’ve finally got the first teaser trailer for Danny Boyle’s 127 HOURS and all I can say is, thank goodness I watched it in its entirety, because its first half looks like some sort of bizarre version of a Danny Boyle sizzle reel and a Nike ad. Suffice to say – that’s not the sort of creative editing and snazzy splicing that gets me going for a film. Luckily for Boyle, this teaser picks up significantly in its last forty-five seconds. After cramming Boyle’s previous work down our throats, the teaser dives into the life and times of Aron Ralston (James Franco) – giving us a real sense of the adventure-seeker’s lifestyle and contagious joie de vivre. And the last moments of the trailer work handily at conveying the true level of desperation that Ralston faced when trapped during a solo mountain-climbing expedition. Claustrophobia, ahoy!
Check out the first teaser trailer for 127 HOURS after the break.
I do have high hopes for 127 HOURS, based on the strength of Boyle’s total resume and Franco’s acting ability. As maybe one of the five people in the universe who didn’t like SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, I am excited to see Boyle return to what I see as his more signature style. People who know Boyle simply from SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE will probably be more than just a little confused by the visual style of 127 HOURS – but for fans of SUNSHINE, 28 DAYS LATER, or THE BEACH, this will fit right into the Boyle canon. The over-bright colors, the frenzy, the emphasis on solitude – it’s all classic Boyle and I’m sold on it.
127 HOURS will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month and will open in theaters on November 5.
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