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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.…
It's been a long time since I wrote a proper, thought-out review. Well I've had three years to think about Into the Wild.
The first time I saw it, my dad recommended this to me. And uh… how do I put this… I don't exactly trust my dad's taste. He tried to watch Cloud Atlas and shut it off after half an hour. When I was watching Dancer in the Dark with my mother, he said -- and I quote "I don't want to watch something that looks like it was made in the bloody 60s" -- when I explained that the movie was set in the 60s, was a period piece and the fact he recognized that meant it…
Too much narration. Some good shots, some weird shots. A few moments of good (visual) storytelling, but for the most part, just narration for exposition. I really liked the way it showed how he had to keep making new holes in his belt, instead of just telling me that he was getting thinner. Enjoyed it overall though. This is a really lazy review, I'm not feelin' it.
Based on a true story of a kid desperately fighting against the norm to live life to it's fullest. It turns out he's his biggest obstacle in attaining that goal.
Wonderfully acted, directed and shot. I can't say I always believed in the vision but the film did it's best to capture the subject and challenge it's audience to want something more.
But at what cost?
' The core of man's spirit comes from new experiences.'
Into the Wild, or, to use its alternative title, Gap Year: The Movie, is the sort of film that could really irritate me, with a central character so caught up in his juvenile, holier than thou view of life, that it contaminates the director's own position and leads to a rather unpleasant aftertaste. Fortunately, Sean Penn is adept enough to take the Chris McCandless story and frame it in such a way that his hero does come to learn that he is not all-knowing, and that he has made mistakes and regrets certain choices. In fact, Into the Wild plays out much like someone telling you about their gap year:…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I don't know why anyone would think this film is in favor of McCandless being a hero for what he did. It's well-shown throughout the film that he has doubts about his journey even up until the last moments he has on the bus.
Amazing cinematography. Fitting score. Wonderful performances from everyone. The narration was a little invasive at times - would've found it more fitting if the sister was speaking to someone about what she knew of Chris's journey, instead of telling the audience as if we can't read the book ourselves. If anything, it's fitting seeing how much of Chris's journey was probably never found out, so telling the story through his sister's perspective was a nice idea. I just wish they did it in a different way.
This is my favorite movie. Its inspiring and motivational. This movie is a perfect example of how your mindset should be and the values you should try to attain in your life. "Alexander Supertramp" came from a rich family but wanted none of the riches. Based on a true story of a young man just trying to experience life.
Middle-class hipsters favourite film.
Lievelingsfilm, zonder twijfel! Indrukwekkend verhaal met al even indrukwekkend mooie muziek.
Estoy sin palabras, logro conmigo lo mismo que logro Wild (2014). Logra cautivarme y maravillarme toda la película, deseando que nunca se acabase.
Esto pasa cuando veo una película donde viven mis sueños y cada vez me dan mas ganas de vivirlo.
"Into the heart Into the soul."- Tagline.
An interesting film that tells the story of a guy who gives up everything material to journey into the wilds of Alaska. His journey to get there is thought provoking and, at times, shown really well.
What i did not like about it was the way it continued to jump back and forth from his stay in Alaska and from his journey to get there. It was a bit jumbled and felt a little confusing at times.
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…