Thursday, June 5, 2008

Movie: Into the Wild

We read the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer a long time ago, and were excited to see it turned into a movie. Krakauer tended to hero worship Chris McCandless a little bit, when we felt it fairly obvious that the man had a serious mental/chemical imbalance; so we were worried that the movie might, as so many movies do, take the obsession of the book and aggravate it. However, we had nothing to fear in this regard.

Into the Wild follows the true story of Chris McCandless, a young adventurer turned off by the consumerism of modern society and seeking his own fortune. He hitchhikes across the US, and decides to go for his greatest adventure yet, setting out alone into the Alaskan wilderness. He learns a lot about himself and about the things that truly matter in life.

Quick vote: This is an incredibly beautiful movie. Also, it is incredibly sad; even knowing how the whole thing turns out made it sad still.

Aunt Kenya's Philosophy: The isolationist philosophy that Chris (aka Mr. Supertramp) attempts to achieve is made moot by his constant search for assistance and support from those around him. How passe!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Oh dat one is so smahrt... says Izzy the princess