127 Hours Trailer: James Franco Needs Some Chapstick and His Hand Back


The teaser trailer for 127 Hours, the James Franco movie based on the true story of Aron Ralston, the mountaineer who cut off his own arm with a dull knife after getting it caught under a rock ("Oops!" he says), featured Franco charming the sense out of two ladies hiking through the wilderness. The full-length trailer features Franco trying to charm the sense out of all of us, by speaking directly to the camera — supposedly Ralston’s video diary of his trip — with high energy and increasingly chapped lips. In under three minutes the trailer powerfully lays out the stakes, with the inherent super-drama of the situation further juiced by flashbacks of kid Franco in awesome serial-killer glasses, parental angst, pounding soundtrack, and obvious yet nonetheless compelling shout-outs to never giving up, the triumph of the spirit, the will to live, etc. Still in hiding, however: all signs of bloody hand amputation! So watch with no fear of gross-out.