Sunday, February 27, 2011
127 Hours (2010)
Well, I managed to see 9 out of the ten nominees for Best Picture. Sorry, The King's Speech, I'll see you after you win best picture in a few hours. (I waited too long and didn't do a whole entry of predictions, that's a freebie.) At any rate, I enjoyed this, not enough to crack my top ten, but I thought this was well done. Danny Boyle's visual dynamics really helped drive home the ideas of not only, in this case, man against himself, but man-against-nature. Franco does an admirable job, especially since he is basically the whole show. I still think Ryan Gosling should have gotten the nomination instead, but what can you do? He definitely holds his own-which is basically what he was there to do. Strange, though, to see Lizzy Caplan and Treat Williams in nonspeaking roles in flashbacks.
I do think James Franco can do a good job tonight as co-host. But we will see, these things are always interesting. Here's the thing, his whole life is some weird performance art so I can him getting into this. The problem is Anne Hathaway, who honestly, I'm not sure can be funny. But stranger things have happened.
An Englishman on The King's Speech's eventual win. Sort of.