Into the Wild Reviews
Graduated student Christopher McCandless donates all of his money to charity and begins to set out to live in the Alaskan wild. Along the way, he meets a series of people who change his life.
Its story is very deep. It's a story of following a path that you choose for yourself. I always like it when movie's have deep plots which make you think. Christopher says that he feels career's are a 20th-century invention and he wants no part of that and I sort of agree with him. Its story is really important because it revolves around and talks about the opinion that many people have.
The acting is near perfect from Emile Hirsch. Many of the other actors give superb roles as well. There weren't any actors who gave performances that were less than great.
Of course though, this movie isn't for anyone because most of the movie featured flashbacks leading up to it. It's not necessarily a bad thing but it does mean that it is more slower-paced than most movies in the genre. Also, there were a few parts which I felt were a bit too slow and boring. Luckily though, the movie didn't feature these too much and it was still able to keep my interest. It's just not the most exciting move in the genre.
Also on a side note, I recommend that you don't read the critic reviews because many of them contain spoilers. I usually trust the critics but in this case I'd say ignore them just for this movie.
So in conclusion, this is a fantastic character study which contains great lessons and it may affect you greatly depending on what you believe. It may be slower-paced at times but it's still a must-watch.
I think the film, as odd and as hard to pin down as it is, is meant to inspire and caution the audience. It's exhilarating to watch Alex as he adventures and conquers new horizons, but it's also sad to watch him slowly detach himself from the world and become very alone. I guess what I took from it was that you have to live life and go after what makes you happy, but you have to do it reasonably with the people you love. One thing I didn't appreciate was the melodramatic narration of his sister in the background, i felt that was irritating and could've been done some other way. The film also lacked focus and was sort of a collage of adventures rather than a story. They all revealed different aspects of his character and had meaning, but they weren't exactly cohesive.