I want to start with the best film first. I finally saw Into the Wild despite a couple friends telling me “you’d like this one, the guy reminds me of you a bit.” After watching it, I am not sure if it was a compliment or not.
I absolutely love the idea that Chris McCandless was first and foremost an adventurer. His belief that you shouldn’t hesitate to do anything that strikes your fancy certainly appeals to me. His outright insanity in leaving behind civilization entirely is pretty scary.
As the film started, I told myself that I wouldn’t like it. I was sure that it would glorify thinking “out of the box” and gloss over the stupidity of some of his actions. It turns out that it was actually a pretty excellent movie.
RATING 8 out of 10
I also took in Loggerheads the other day expecting some quirky little indie film. It certainly was quirky… but I seriously couldn’t finish viewing.
The acting was good – but the film just turned me off. I really can’t explain why, other than it seemed to drag on and made way too many obvious turns.
RATING 3 out of 10