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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…
A poignant true life story of a young man trying to find his true self! The journey is beautiful but like life it is filled with obstacles, challenges and tragedy!
I can't think of a time I haven't wanted to leave society behind, ditch the grid and fly under the radar as I traipse through the woods or beaches barefoot feeling the sand between my toes!
Then I realized I'd have to hunt prey, kill it, clean it, cook it and on top of that I'd have to fetch and haul wood, start a fire, haul water from a lake or river, boil it before I could drink it! Just thinking about that wears me out! Thank god for frozen…
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.…
interesante historia sobre la supervivencia para encontrase a uno mismo, pero no logró emocionarme
Into The Wild is 90% insufferable and 10% irresistible.
It was okay. Emile's performance and the narration throughout save it from being a boring movie though it seemed more focused on its cinematography than the overall story or character development.
Είπα να μη σχολιάσω αλλά δε μπορώ, θα σκάσω.
Εικοσιδιάχρονος με ψυχολογικά προβλήματα αποφοιτεί από το πανεπιστήμιο και δε τον χωράει ο τόπος. Τι ψυχολογικά; Η μάνα του κι ο πατέρας του για χρόνια συζητούν ένα διαζύγιο που δεν γίνεται ποτέ προσφέροντας, ταυτόχρονα, απλόχερα στα παιδιά τους μαζί με το μόνιμο φόβο ενός αποχωρισμού και υλικά αγαθά. Ε να μην είσαι περίεργος μετά; (Είσαι, ξέρω εγώ.) Με τα πολλά αυτός μεγαλώνοντας προσπαθεί να ξεφύγει από τη μίζερη ζωή του μέσα από βιβλία (γιατί τότε δεν είχανε και ίντερνετ να δει μια γάτα να πηδάει από το νερό κουτρουβαλώντας ξερωγώ). Βιβλίο στο βιβλίο, του τη γύρισε στο χίπικο και στον κουμουνισμό και άρχισαν τα δεν θέλω εγώ πράγματα, δεν θέλω δώρα,…
Great movie. Excellent performances, particularly Hirsch and Holbrook, gorgeous scenery and a very moving ending.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Eye-opening, truthful, uplifting while at the same time tragic. Each time I come back to this movie there's something new I take away from it. One of my favorite films of all time.
Solid film, but fell short of my expectations.
One young man’s grand journey to find out what everyone else kinda already knew. Instead of a revelatory experience, this film offers a portrait of a very specific brand of deluded adolescent angst. Much line Penn's other films as a director, it examines an obsessive, destructive personality, but unlike Penn's previous work, it spares the audience from most of it's protagonist's pain (which I actually feel a tad ambivalent about… Christopher’s self-denial is so convincing that many viewers complain that the movie actually endorses his behavior wholeheartedly). The Jena Malone voiceover casts a reflective tone over the proceedings, but it simultaneously, unnecessarily absolves Christopher of much of his complexity and contradiction. I can't help but wonder if it was added…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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