Based on the true story of Christopher McCandless, an Emory graduate who left his privileged life for an ill-fated journey into the Alaskan wilderness. Along the way, he encounters a myriad of colorful characters from the fringes of society who shape his understanding of life.
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~*~ white people existentialism ~*~ Very boring, privileged character. His idealism and ideas are often contradictory. Like, having a disdain for college education while basing all your ideas off authors that define that milieu. The photography and editing were very sloppy, save for the occasional beautiful nature shot. If it weren't for the great performances by some secondary characters this would be forgettable.
This film is not for some people like me who loves "sitting on their butt". I respect everyone's opinion but I really didn't like it. It seems stupid to make yourself suffer and die. Sure, a "trip" into the wild would be nice but this guy tried live there. I mean, why push yourself that much? No need, thank you.
Could have been great, but this is a very good film. The cinematography is masterful, and the acting is terrific. But Penn's use of slow motion gets annoying and is not necessary, and the film seems to drag at times, and comes off as pretentious. But the memorable characters we meet along the way and the story makes the movie touching and very good.