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Into the Wild
Into the heart. Into the soul.
Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.
I know several people whose opinions I respect that have loved this film and even rate it among their favourites, but having read the book and now having seen the movie I’m still at the same conclusion, that Chris McCandless was at times an insufferable prick who believed he was some divine combination of Thoreau and Jack London. He didn’t deserve to die for this stupidity (many his age think they're indestructible) but he doesn’t deserve to be mythologised either. Sean Penn’s script and direction shows how little of an actual story there is here, as he ends up relying on montages of scenery set to music and voiceover to fill space. (The book had a similar problem - there’s…
I cannot possibly BEGIN to describe my feelings towards this story, or perhaps the whole concept of what McCandless did. After watching the movie, I could not think of anything but a strange longing to do what he did, and it just kept going. I still feel that way, even now, as I think of it. Later, I read the book twice, and did a lot of research about McCandless, and I became more and more inspired. This is not just a movie - it is a wonder of creation. I have so much more to say, but I'll just stop here - watch the movie even if you are not inspired by what McCandless did - it is a beautiful movie in many ways.
Dirk van Eck is a geography student who does not like, probably hates, to travel. But he loves Into the Wild! With an abstract that has ‘doomed to fail’ written all over it, the movie, and its leading actor Emile Hirsch, the movie surprises beyond imagination by actually emotionally engaging its viewer. Two and a half hours long, and thus deliberately aiming to ‘be’ epic, Into the Wild leads one through a series of bittersweet, nervous, whimsical, curious, risky, banal and passionate moments between different people, sometimes mere strangers, or just between the protagonist and his surroundings. It is a film that feels much more genuine than any comparable alternative, mainly because of director Sean Penn’s - who truly outdoes…
My God. The concept, the look at life, the songs, the lines in the songs,the soothing music , the dialogues, the edifying quotes, the characters and the picturesque nature shown in this film make it more than a film. It makes this, the ULTIMATE PHILOSOPHICAL EXPERIENCE. Everything is so beautiful and when Emile Hirsch sheds tears in the last scene, you cannot control breaking down.
No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild.
Into the Wild is based on the true story of a man searching for the ultimate freedom; Chris McCandless should be an inspiration to all of us, since he was brave enough to get away from this growing consumerist society, and live in the wild.
Stories about men running away from society have always fascinated me, because I myself think about that a lot of times. There's a lot of pressure, imposed by parents, teachers, friends, magazines, advertising, in order to have the best clothes, the best car, the best phone... but, as McCandless said, these are just things.…
This is one of the most thought provoking films i've ever seen.
Walking away from his family, friends and life, Chris McCandless (Emile Hirsch) goes it alone on a voyage of self discovery in an attempt to become more connected with nature and avoid the grinds of modern culture such as careers which he describes as a "21st century invention."
Emilie Hirsch is amazing throughout, as are the majority of the cast in fact. Including Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Welcome to the Rileys) and a small role from Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers, The Break-up)
The plot is strong and keeps you gripped from beginning to end through the highs and lows of Chris's incredibly tough story.
Seriously worth a watch.
The soundtrack for this movie is mind blowing, created in it's entirety by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam exclusively for the motion picture. You can find it on Spotify here - open.spotify.com/album/0AF0eSjB3atcLpJ7gQBop5
Sean Penn's movie is solely a life of purity, a 20-year-old college graduate who desires of living alone in pathless wood. Christopher McCandless life story is a testament to his idealism, to his brief life, a way of remembering him. Outstanding performance Emile Hirsch, exceptional touch of music by Eddie Vedder and Michael Brook and other film crew were really natural and deep resulting a beautiful movie.
The notion of living alone leads to a life of purity. One of my favourite.
+Sehr fesselnde und berührende Geschichte!
+Darstellung der Natur und des Lebens
+Abenteuerdrang an den Zuschauer gepresst
+Einsatz von Musik!
+Mehr als einmal anschaubar
+Nebencharaktere stark charakterisiert
+Regie und Schnitt
My best friend took me to see this and I was completely unaware of the story. I hadn't read any of Krakauer's books and I had no idea how the story would end as it was unfolding. So beautiful and heartbreaking but one of the most impactful theater experiences of my life.
It was good. But in my oppinnon the book was better
This book made a deep impact on me years before the film came out, so I wasn't expecting it to hit me like it did. WOW. The cinematography was gorgeous and the Eddie Vedder soundtrack was insanely good. It managed to capture sadness and hope all in one breath
Great movie about life and how to make the best of it.
It takes you on a adventurous trip during which you meet all kinds of characters together with the protagonist who just wants to enjoy life his way.
My dad told me to read the book and my economics teacher loaned me the movie, so a combination thanks to dad & coach ed
I haaaaaated this book. I hate Christopher McCandless. I think he's a little pick, but Emile Hirsch is just so gosh dern charming, he elevates the subject matter. A little long, but Hal Holbrook is really Amazing. (Note the capital A).
Mooie soundtrack, mooie uitzichten.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…