Monday, April 21, 2008

Into the Wild

I saw this movie last Thursday night. I know I'm a little behind, but I highly recommend it. Since I want you to actually see the movie, I'm not going include any spoilers, but I did want to speak to a few things.

It's based on a true story of a young guy graduating from Emory in 1990, but who wants nothing to do with corporate America and the materialism associated with it. He decides to travel to Alaska and go into the wild to be free of all people and possessions. Throughout the movie he meets a lot of interesting people along his journey. And there is some incredible cinematography in the process. Without giving much away, it ironically shows the despair of isolation and the importance of living life in community.

Honestly, I can't write much more without giving away a lot of the movie. I just encourage you to see it.


  1. i saw it last week too...true, true, it's a good un

  2. If you haven't already you should read the book. I liked the movie, but the book is a heck of a lot better. McCandless comes off as a whole lot more pretentious in the movie, partly because they took his journal and turned it into dialogue - written word and spoken word are two very different things. Often what sounds intelligent when written sounds arrogant when spoken. Also, they butchered a lot of the family story in the movie. The book tries less to give an explanation for his behavior than to explore his character. Anyways good post.

  3. a couple of years of hitchhiking led to his story challenging thousands (millions?) of people to reexamine their lives... well done i'd say