Saturday, May 8, 2010

Into The Wild

Into The Wild is based on Jon Krakauer's 1997 book of the same name, chronicling the adventures of Christopher McCandless. The film was directed by Sean Penn (who also wrote the screenplay).

The movie has a pretty low key, documentary type feel to it, telling the story of McCandless's early adult years and his troubled relationship with his family via a series of flashbacks, interspersed between the story of his venture into the wilds of Alaska, where he lives alone in an abandoned bus, tryig to build up sufficient wilderness skills to be able to survive on his own.

Its an interesting story, albeit a slightly depressing one, and the film is well executed.