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Do you dare go into the wild?
Into the Wild (DVD)
Member Name: Hanash1984
Into the Wild (DVD)
Advantages: True story, Inspirational!
Into the wild is a film documenting in part the true life story of a young man named Christopher McCandless.
The film which is directed by Sean Penn, is an adaption of the book by Jon Krakauer and is one of the most interesting films I have watched in a long time! I find it very inspiring and captivating! It moves you and makes you take a look inside at your own dreams and life goals.
The film focuses on Christopher McCandless who nicknames himself Alexander Supertramp, and his adventures and passion for exploring.
After graduating, he makes the decision to abandon the conventional path of getting a stable job, and living in society and gets rid of his possessions through donation to charity, abandoning his car and burning the remainder of his cash.
He sets out on his adventure which initially involves hitchhiking and working in temporary places whilst he makes his journey to Alaska. Throughout this journey you see how he is withdrawn from society, how he doesn't fit in and how he is focused on his goal. Whilst watching the film one feels personally involved and feels for the character.
On his explorations he encounters obstacles which are challenging for him to overcome, yet he manages. You see his struggle to survive, and his determination to carry out his dreams.
What inspires me most about this film is how this young man has given up everything, and followed his dreams, which ultimately ended in his death.
In a way Alexander Supertramp has done what several of us only dream of and don't have the courage to do, to live life naturally, in the wild, with nothing but yourself and the natural surroundings.
On another viewpoint, the film also highlights the dangers of such a lifestyle, and how living in the wild is not as simple as it may seem, that it is a tough and difficult life where one has to look after and provide for oneself.
Summary: One of the best films I've seen in a long time!