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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, as 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.…
As a pretty much lifelong non-conformist, anti-establishment, environmentally-friendly anarchist and a fan of the work of Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, and Eddie Vedder, I really, really expected to like this film.
I did not.
It is the true story of an insufferable, ignorant, self-absorbed wanker who almost amusingly epic fails first at being a brother and then at life. I'm pretty sure Emile Hirsch gave a great performance in this respect, given that it's five years later and whenever I see him I still get bad-acid-style flashbacks to how much I hated him in this film and want to smack him right in his stupid face.
I'm just putting this review up here for the record because it's one of…
Sean Penn WROTE this?!
I will defend Kristen Stewart until my dying breath.
Eddie Vedder is great.
Emile Hirsch in Prince Avalanche is PERFECT casting.
It breaks your heart every second it shows people caring about Chris. Because he is selfish. And stupid. I'd highly recommend Jon Krakauer's book, but this movie does an INCREDIBLE job and I actually prefer the narrative technique used here.
Having not read the book or knowing anything about the real life story, I came into this film open minded with slightly high expectations. My friends who have seen the film spoke of the beautiful imagery and a soulful soundtrack. After finishing the film I can fully agree on these two things. Throughout the film there's a vast display of different spectacular surrounding and environments which are all the more enhanced by the original songs by Eddie Vedder and various other folk rock artists.
The cinematography and the music are both great but this is not why I liked the film so much. The humane aspects are what stood out to be the most. The film is essentially a character…
The story of a young man journey across America, the people he meets and places he visits, to live in wild Alaska. Directed by Sean Penn.
Heart warming and heart breaking film. Brilliantly acted by all.
Not sure whether Into the Wild is meant to be intellectual or pseudo-intellectual as it doesn't quite work as either. Its strength lies in its depiction of a somewhat simple guy's journey through the wilds of America, and it's a lot less satisfying when it goes into the minutae of his family life which is a little too clichéd.
And his sister's voice-over? Yeesh.
I had read this book in my English class, and found it to be wonderful. As classmates read CliffNotes and condensed versions online, I read right through it, completely enthralled. Immediately after finishing it, I sought out the film. And, to my surprise, the film is no different. Directed by of all people Sean Penn, this film perfectly presents to us the tone of the original story. It is a celebration of life and the world we live in, seen through the eyes of a man who wanted to explore it all, and whose path ended unexpectedly. Chris McCandless dropped it all; his family and friends, his future, and his material possessions to embark on a vast journey, into the…
story of an real life charley..
a 100 % travel movie..but with a tragic end
must watch for road movie lovers
#Followbruary 2016 Film No. 1
Ich sollte erst gar nicht davon anfangen das mir der ganze Konsumscheiß dezent auf die Eier geht, immerhin kauf ich so ziemlich jeden schrott. Profilierung durch Besitztümer, mehr verdienen als der Nachbar, nur Arbeiten gehen um noch mehr scheiße zu kaufen wo Äpfel drauf sind.
Into the Wild spricht mir also quasi von der Seele, auch wenn ich selbst nicht danach lebe. Ich weiß nicht wie es euch geht aber ich hatte schon öfter mal den Gedanken "Einfach weg". Raus aus dem "normalen" Alltag. Was erleben, nicht nach Stechuhr leben. Zu beginn und auch immer mal wieder hatte ich während dem gucken von Into the Wild ein melancholisches Gefühl nach Fernweh. Raus, einfach mal…
+stunning visuals, making me wanna go there too
+ all actors gave good performances
+ the tone of the movie was so inspiring, full of life and beauty
- didn't like the moments when Chris is almost losing his mind, glad that they were short
A heartbreaking journey alongside a character so full of life and burdened with pains. Using a wide range of camera angles and styles of cinematography, "Into the Wild" was not only great to look at but punched me in the gut towards the end, bringing me to tears for the first time in many months. Fantastic acting, taught me a lot about drama without dialogue.
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Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…