The Road to Somewhere - By Jeffrey Chen In 1990, recent college grad Christopher McCandless decided to buck civilized life as he knew it and live his days on the road. His trip was the subject of Jon Krakauer's book, Into the Wild, which now has been adapted into a movie of the same name, directed by Sean Penn. The... MORE >>
When It's Springtime in Alaska . . . - By Donald Levit Sean Penn waited nearly ten years for the go-ahead, not from Jon Krakauer, author of Into the Wild, but from the unflatteringly depicted McCandless family the book dealt with and to whom the latter deferred. Their son Chrisís four solitary months in Alaska's wilderness of... MORE >>
Far from Inspirational - By Geoffrey D. Roberts Into the Wild is a disturbing film based on Jon Krakauerís biography of Christopher McCandlessí unremittingly tragic existence. Itís the story of a recklessly squandered life.
The moment Christopher (Emile Hirsch) appears on screen itís obvious he hates his parents,... MORE >>