On November 30th 2013 one of our very own beloved actor 'Paul Walker' passed away in a tragic car accident which left all our souls dejected and desolated. In honour of the great personality, I decided to watch and review his last movie (technically) "Hours" which was available online for quite a while.
The movie kicks off with a tragic premise, Nolan's (Paul Walker) wife Abigail (Genesis Rodriguez) passes away while giving birth to their new child and eventually the baby is been put into a ventilator which runs on electricity. Sadly everything loses control when the city is been attacked by a hurricane Katrina and the hospital staff calls for an immediate evacuation. Being struck in a no-way-out situation, Nolan ends being the only one in the hospital without electricity and provisions. With the aim of keeping her daughter alive how did Nolan confront everything with only few resources edifies the other part of the story.
Honestly, I didn't expect the movie to be spectacular, but to my surprise Hours is a sensible movie accompanied with an extraordinary performance from Paul Walker. The one which also stands out was the storyline of the movie, it was simple, more like a post apocalyptic premise in which survival was the significant theme which reminds me of movies like 127 Hours and Cast Away. But the amount of sensitivity and the concern of Paul Walker's character in the movie struck me the most.
The bad things, the screenplay of the movie was a bit under developed, for the most part the movie drags out a little bit without any additional scenarios, the director and writer Eric Heisserer could've developed it with more fascinating moments which obviously are unexploited in the movie. And also the dialogue was flat and predictable and it didn't really blend well with the movie.
Performance from Paul Walker was outstanding in the movie, I'm absolutely not verbalizing because of some kinda compassion towards him but presumably this was his last movie and was really memorable which concluded his acting career in an unforgettable way. The expression and the feeling of an exhausted man was genuinely portrayed by Paul Walker and it indeed left me in tears when the movie is concluded.
On the whole, Hours is a decent movie filled with a terrific performance from Paul Walker which will surely remain as the best in his entire career. The movie will surely inspire you as a human, not to give up anything effortlessly. Please do watch it if you're a Walker fan and I recommend it to other audience who loves to watch something expressive and poignant.
My Rating - 3/5
Grade - B (Worth a watch!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM