A story about this — 1 year ago
I liked it better than expected. I had put on the movie for some background scenery while I was working, but ended up paying a lot more attention to the tv screen than my laptop.
Chris walking out on his parents didn’t bother me as much as some other reviewers, though I felt sorry for his sister, they seemed close. What I liked best was his integrity (though some may disagree on this based on his actions towards his parents, and his refusal of contacting them is pretty immature). But by integrity I mean he stuck to his principles. He didn’t steal, take free money/advantage of people, didn’t bed the 16-year-old, and is nice to people he meets on the road. It’s like the anti-The Beach. That was a movie filled with people talking about ideals and utopia “out there” ending up screwing each other over. Into The Wild has a guy who just went out and lived his own utopia. Kudos to him for doing that. Too bad he didn’t write a card to his sister along the way.