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Into the Wild – Movie v. Film

 

Into the Wild, dir. by Sean Penn, based upon the novel of the same name by Jon Krakauer

I recently watched Into The Wild, a film I’d purposely avoided during its initial theatrical run.  While it had gotten plenty of acclaim at the time, and at least the Golden Globes enjoyed it, the truth is that most of the other films Penn directed left me cold so I simply avoided it.  Plus, it had music by Eddie Vedder, who was profound when I was 16, but not nearly as interesting at 33.  Still, I remained curious and when I finally saw it in one of those Red Box machines I thought I’d take a flier and if the movie was terrible, at least I’d only spent a buck on it. Continue reading

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