A film about the call to escape the bullshit and leave it all behind. In a world where teens feel more pressure to achieve perfect grades, get into perfect colleges, and work perfect jobs, this film speaks to a generation of dissatisfied suburban kids who wish they could have been hippies. Some of the best photography of all time, paired with a perfect soundtrack by Eddie Vedder and a sense of poetic attitude.
*I read somewhere how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong... but to feel strong* I was really young when it hit me... and it did inspire me to make my early 20's a total anachronical reading of Byron too. I was lucky I didn't inadvertently poisoned myself, though (or decided to burn my almost inexistent money 10'000 km away from home).
Meh. Read the book. Watched the movie. Meh. I like the landscapes, love the soundtrack but it just doesn't speak to me. As always, there are great differences between the book and the actual movie. It seemed the movie included a lot of scenes and routes that are never mentioned in the book (I do not remember reading anything about whatsisname kayaking to Mexico, but I did read it a while ago).
"I come more and more to the conclusion that wilderness, in America or anywhere else, is the only thing left that is worth saving." - Abbey "I really didn't care about it, and then when I heard that everybody wanted it – for 40 years, they've been trying to get it approved, and I said, 'Make sure you don't lose ANWR.'" - Trump