127 Hours Review - Alternative Magazine Online

The only faults to be found are within the aforementioned hallucinatory sequences. Whilst nowhere near as jarring as Leonardo DiCaprio’s videogame-inspired jungle freak-out during The Beach (also directed by Danny Boyle), some of the more extreme semi-lucid moments shown during 127 Hours can pull the viewer slightly away from the immediacy of the situation. However, it is all a means to an end – we even get to see Scooby-Doo in a live-action movie that doesn’t suck for once. Viewers who can get past the occasional bizarre moment and that horrific scene will be rewarded with one of the best films of the past decade. The soundtrack, vistas and Franco’s central performance are all truly awe-inspiring. An inspirational, unforgettable movie experience.

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