Into the Wild

This is a movie about a young college graduate whose alienation with his family and wanderlust get him to the Alaska wilderness.

It feels a bit strange to watch a movie with an ending that you know about. Yes, there are movies about history and about celebrities, but this isn’t one of them. Into the Wild is a movie about a young man who leaves home after college and wanders around the country, finally deciding to go to the Alaska wilderness.

It’s an oddly compelling movie which I watched like a sociopath waiting for him to die. Of course, Amber cried a lot.

The one thing I wasn’t able to really understand was why he left home and life as a middle class person. It was clear that his relationship with his parents wasn’t good, but explaining that was the movie’s weakest point.

I rate the movie 8/10.

Author: Zack

Dad, gadget guy, bookworm, political animal, global nomad, cyclist, hiker, tennis player, photographer

2 thoughts on “Into the Wild”

  1. Well, from what I observed, it was coz his whole life was a lie, attributed to his trip to California a couple of years ago, where he meets his extended family who tell him that his sister and him were both conceived out of wedlock. Finding out that his life and everything his parents told him was a lie, he falls into this adventure seeking, society defying, self discovery path on which he tried to give himself an identity.

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