Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Fabulous Movie Review©

Into the Wild
Released: 2007
Rating: R (Restricted)
Length: 2 hrs 28 mins
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Starring: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt
Directed by: Sean Penn
Producer: Sean Penn
Writer: Sean Penn
Producer: Art Linson, David Blocker, Frank Hildebrand, John J. Kelly
Writer: Jon Krakauer
Let me get this straight...This kid threw his entire life away because his parents used to fight a lot?


I can appreciate a good cross country backpacking adventure, but for better reasons than that. Yes. I am oversimplifying. Actually, am I really? Maybe I should abandon everything to contemplate that.

I hate narrators too.

I do appreciate a good cross country backpacking adventure, what man doesn't dream of doing that, so I do think this movie is pretty good in that respect. But I thoroughly reject the notion that this kid was some enlightened shining beacon of hope and goodwill.
7.0 out of 10


mike gagne said...

i hate to be one of those blowhards who says the book is better, but you do understand him more after reading the book.

Anonymous said...

i read the book. haven't seen the movie yet, but i wasn't impressed with the book either. i think he probably had some serious psychological issues.

gagknee said...

if anonymous heidi doesn't like it thats good enough for me.

mike gagne said...

i think a lot of people view him as a shining beacon of hope because he was a college graduate and donated $24,000 to a charity. if he was a high school dropout from a background of poverty, people would be less interested.

gagknee said...

ah. i gotcha. its all about money.