Thursday, April 17, 2008

Into The Wild Movie Review

Rated: R
Run Time: 148 Minutes

Sean Penn directs this feature based on best-selling author Jon Krakauer's true story of a young man who gives up everything to lead a solitary life in the wild. Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch), a middle-class college graduate, abandons his safe existence to trek across the harsh yet beautiful terrain of Alaska. William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden co-star, along with Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn and Hal Holbrook (in an Oscar-nominated role)

Into the wild was was a very enjoyable movie. I love to watch movies that are based on true stories. Plot and presentation were very well thought out. It kept you guessing and wanting more. It's hard to imagine a person giving up all their worldly possessions and living in the wild. Though I have to say the moving was a little slow going. Over all I'll have to give it 3 stars out of 5 star rating.

4 comments:

  1. I saw a documentary about this. McCandless 'survived' in the wild for about 3 months and died of starvation.
    I thought it was kind of dangerous the way Krakauer romanticised his wanderings. What did you think?

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  2. I just did a review on this movie too! I thought it was way to long and was not sure how I felt about it. I did think it was good and interesting. I gave it 3 1/2 stars out of 5. So is your 3 stars out of 3? Didn't he die of starvation brought on by eatting the wrong plants?

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  3. McCandless's story is tragic, but then so many people have benefited from hearing it... a couple of years of hitchhiking and camping made a story that now challenges thousands (millions?) of people to reexamine their lives

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