Saturday, April 19, 2008

Into the Wild

Mandy and I recently enjoyed movie marathon night. The picture show I enjoyed most was “Into the wild”. I'd read about this kid Chris McCandliss and have been anticipating this movie for quite some time. Its been my experience that most things in life usually end up letting ya down. Not so here.

What I liked:
Chris renamed himself Alexander Supertramp, what a sweet nickname!

Supertramp’s reckless pursuit of truth

With the exception of his parents, the relationships he forged on his journey were full of humility, insight and grace. This reminds me of the one who is full of grace and truth.

The soundtrack

Notable Lines:
More than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness... give me truth. (quoted from Thoreau)

Money makes people cautious

If we admit human life can be ruled by reason the possibility of life is destroyed.

...and a bunch of others

What I didn't really like:
They really beat up on Chris' parents, I don't know for sure but I have a feeling Sean Penn (director) embellished Chris' relationship with his folks...then again he did cut off all contact the last year or so of his life.

I could have done w/o all the nudity...but I guess thats how hippies roll.

If your into movies you can also read my friend Stephanie’s review of "Gone Baby Gone"


Stephanie Rohloff said...

I'm so glad to hear that you liked this movie, I have really wanted to see it for some time, I waited for fear of it being something other then what I expected...but I take your recommendation to is now in the queue!

snibs said...

It was a good movie, good enough for me to buy it AND the soundtrack(A++), but the book was way better (as usual). Still it was definitely worth seeing. Thanks for your review Bung. Have fun with smom and pops this weekend!

The Murphy's said...

Loved This Movie and Gone Baby Gone.....You guys need to rent "Once" it is awesome!