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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 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.
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…
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.…
One of those incredible true stories that is inherently interesting. Sean Penn's direction is a little flashy for my taste, what with the journal entries and split screen montages, but overall made a better than expected adaption. Emile Hirsch is the brightest point of the film, perfectly capturing Supertramp in a way that almost matches Krakauer's in the book. The best parts of the book are still there, and give me the same doomed feeling of seeing Supertramp and bus 142 stranded in the wild. In the end, the book's better, but with Hirsch's performance the movie's pretty dang good too.
ok he may be an asshole but he's a cool asshole
After many years of considering this a favorite, I have finally read the book, rewatched the movie and now have revised my opinion. While it is well acted and shot, I am less impressed with the story than before I knew more about the life of Christopher McCandless as depicted in the non-fiction book by Jon Krakauer.
Like myself at that age, yet still similar as I get on in years, McCandless was an idealist enraged by the world he inhabited and the straight paths it offered him and enthralled by the world of days-gone-by as depicted by his literary heroes, Jack London and Henry David Thoreau. As a naive young college student, I was warned by a close friend…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
There is a part of me which identifies so much with this film, it's scary. Somewhere deep down, I feel this urge to leave it all behind, and do what Chris did; just live off the land, in the wild, all alone.
This film is such an inspirational journey for me, and I'm pretty sure that when my midlife crisis kicks in, it will lead me on to a similar adventure.
I admire what Chris did. I really do. And I would honestly wish I had the guts to something like that.
Without the dying part, that is.
I also care too much about my friends and family to leave it ALL behind, but for a week or two... Yeah, I could do that.
I love Into the Wild more every time I see it. I love Emile Hirsch's masterful performance, the energetic camerawork and editing, and the genuine innocence and painful tragedy of the story. Sean Penn's direction is sensitive and skillful, and it seems to be influenced by many great filmmakers including a hint of Terrence Malick and possibly Hal Ashby. The story itself is just so tremendously inspiring. It's about freedom, adventure, and the process of healing from past scars.
I think both the beauty and tragedy of the story is how innocent and naive Christopher McCandless was when he started his adventure. He was just a young kid trying to discover the world on his own after being suffocated by…
Wow. There’s plainly nothing about this movie I don’t like. Not even the pacing, considering it’s length.
There are no words to describe how I love it! Beautiful history, great soundtrack, amazing landscapes, majestic nature... I don't need anything more than that.
2de keer dat ik hem gezien heb. Vorige maal in een lege zomerroes in een te klein kot in Antwerpen, nu in de heuvels rond de Jordaanvallei. Even weinig sneeuw.
Knap gemaakt, zéér knap gemaakt zelfs. Helicoptershots, constante zonsondergangen, zweverige instantemotie-acteerprestaties. Het werkt, maar het ligt er ook wel dik op. Het maakt me niet heel warm of koud. Maar wel knap gemaakt.
Last year, I was facing rough times. I was depressed. I was very angry with this system i.e. Society. When I found out that, its not gonna change, I was actually planning to get separated. Mean while, my closest friend noticed that something is wrong and he made me talk. After knowing everything, he didn't speak much just asked me to watch this movie before having final decision.
When I took it to watch, I watched straight twice. I was totally stunned and horrified. It was like, I just watched my future and it wasn't pleasant at the end.
This movie gave me new vision. I started noticing good things, good people around me. It made me realize that everything is not as bad as I thought. Also, this movie increased my love for my family and friends. I think that is what the movie tells us about.
I am very grateful for such a great and beautiful creation.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…