Sunday, April 6, 2008

Into The Wild


Lewis and I watched Into the Wild today. I thought it was so so good! Emile Hirsch is absolutely fabulous. I can't always find words for what I think of movies, so I'm taking them from the Rolling Stones review. Click here for the full review. I completely agree with all of it.


"Sean Penn has molded one of the best movies of a bustling fall out of Jon Krakauer's best-selling Into the Wild. Krakauer told the true story of Chris McCandless, an honors grad from Emory University who walked into the Alaskan wilderness in 1992 to find himself outside the confines of estranged family, well-meaning friends and any governing impulse besides his own questing heart. If you read the book and pegged Chris as a wacko narcissist who died out of arrogance and stupidity, then Penn's film version is not for you. If, like Penn, you mourn Chris' tragedy and his judgment errors but also exult in his journey and its spirit of moral inquiry, then this beautiful, wrenching film will take a piece out of you.
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Into the Wild celebrates the person, not the myth. Mistakes didn't make Chris unique, his courage did. Through Penn's unmissable and unforgettable film, that courage endures."

3 comments:

sarah said...

we watched "the mist" last night. woo, it was sad...

Brooke said...

durr told you!

stephanie said...

i haven't seen this movie yet. i read the book in high school and i remember for some reason i was scared. haha i dont know why.

Im going to see it soon!

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