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Saturday, February 9, 2013

"Into The Wild"

         I just recently I watched a profound movie that literally changed my life and resulted in a dramatic emotional meltdown on my part. It was “into the wild.” I hear there’s also a book out so I might also try to check that out because sometimes books are better than the movie. Anyways, it’s about a true story of a guy, Chris, who had just graduated college when he decided he was tired of trying to live up to his parents expectations. Actually let me rephrase that, he was tired of trying to live up to society’s expectations. He noticed how everyone was becoming greedy and ignorant, caring only about themselves and obsessing over “objects.” He realized he didn’t need fancy cars or lots of money to be happy and he knew that he wasn’t living the life he wanted to live. So, what does he do? He burns his social security card and money, cuts his credit cards and ID’s, and goes on what turns out to be a long journey to Alaska, taking many trips to various places such as Mexico and Arizona. Along the way he meets an assortment of wonderful and sometimes crazy people. He also takes on different jobs and activities such as wheat harvesting and kayaking. He completely breaks the chains of modern society and lives on his own taking on challenges you only see on TV or read in books. The entire time he’s working his way toward Alaska with nothing but a backpack and a dream to live off the land. He finally makes it to Alaska and you get to watch amazing scenes of him living in the wild, finding food and staying alive. I wasn’t sure whether or not I would tell you the ending of the movie, but I decided I will. He ends up eating a poisonous plant and dies at age 24. HOWEVER; I’ve never watched a better movie in my entire life. It was filled with energy, rebellion, freedom, liberation, revelations, epiphanies, danger, and overall a message that will stay with me forever. The message that you can do WHATEVER you want in this life, all you have to do is seize the moment and live all out. When he died at the end, I literally broke down and cried for 20 minutes straight. I realize that the chances of you dying in the wild after eating a poisonous plant are pretty prominent but I just became so attached to the character that I felt devastated when it was over. I felt a surge of emotions overcome me and there I was, at 1 o’clock in the morning blubbering like a baby.  I realize now I learned so much from that movie and I immediately contacted a few of my closest friends urging them to watch it. It’s so good that you really have to watch it yourself to believe it. If you question authority, the government, modern society, then WATCH THIS MOVIE!! Seriously, go get it. It’s the best. Alright I’ll stop writing now so I can re-watch it. Hope you enjoyed this review and if you do end up viewing this film, by all means comment below or email me so we can talk about it!! :D