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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…
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…
Into the Wild teaches us a very important lesson about life. This film is a great guide to happiness. People are always expecting too much from us. But we're supposed to do what makes us happy. And we can't be happy when we are constantly being judged. We feel we have to get away from this consumerist society. We don't need money. We don't need rich "friends". All we need is genuine people to share our happiness with. Someone who actually cares about us.
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
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.
An inspiring story about an idealistic young man. Beautifully portrayed by Emile Hirsch with the music of the amazing Eddie Vedder. Sean Penn really made a masterpiece here.
Fittingly for a film partly about the allure of nature, Into The Wild is absolutely stunning to look at. It's been a long time since I watched it and it moved me more that I anticipated. A devastating story, from start to finish.
Este filme para mim está simplesmente espectacular, um dos melhores de sempre na minha opinião, desde a sua narrativa a banda sonora. Into the Wild. Uma história verídica que conta a vida de Christopher McCandless, com uma grande interpretação de Emile Hirsch. Em 1990, com 22 anos e recém-licenciado, Christopher McCandless ao terminar a faculdade, doa todo o seu dinheiro a uma instituição de caridade, muda de identidade e parte em busca de uma experiência genuína que transcendesse o materialismo do quotidiano.Desconfiado das relações humanas e influenciado pelas suas leituras, que incluíam Tolstoi e Thoreau, ansiava por chegar ao Alasca, onde poderia estar longe do homem e em comunhão com a natureza selvagem e pura. O que lhe acontece durante este percurso transforma o jovem num símbolo de resistência e uma referência de coragem e determinação.
Not exactly as great as I initially expected, but Into the Wild is indeed a good and very well done film which benefits from a great cast, a solid direction, and good music. I must say I found it half an hour or so too long and there was a handful of boring spots, but it recovered in the final hour and especially the ending was its highest point. The final moments were hard to watch but poignant, tragic, melancholy, and beautiful, all at the same time.
Emile Hirsch did a fine job in the leading role but I think his character was sometimes a bit difficult to sympathize with. As for the rest of the cast, I want to highlight the participation of Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Jena Malone, Kristen Stewart, and Hal Holbrook.
This film could really reach out to the right kind of person at the right time; with its call to the traveler in many of us. It truly captures the spirit of driven wanderlust. My only real issue was that, when Alex would explain exactly why he wandered so, it often made him sound a bit childish, but that could just be me. When he doesn't speak, or speaks little (which is a large portion of the film), his character really falls into place, but the moments where he speaks can take you out of the story in a surprising way. At a different time, this movie may call to me more. As it stands? Eh.
Sean Pean's film... very beautiful!
Entertaining and adventurous story.
Sean Penn's trip movie about... DAMN.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- There Will Be Blood
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Mulholland Drive
- Children of Men
- No Country for Old Men
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…