Into the Wild

The film adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best-selling book "Into the Wild" opens in select theatres tonight and, so far, the reviews are strong. Rottentomatoes is reporting a 87% rating which is indeed good news for those of us hoping the movie is good. I was hoping to see the movie tonight, but alas, we're going to this instead.

Fortunately, tomorrow always comes (we can count on tomorrow, right?) and the matinee will be cheaper. For those also looking forward to seeing the film, or who have no idea what it's about, National Geographic Adventure has an excellent article about how the movie came to be and discusses the director's (Sean Penn) role in dealing with the family of the main character Chris McCandless (played by Emile Hirsch) and convincing them to make the movie.

You can read the article here.


Criscipline said...

The play looks funny.

I read some reviews of the movie today. The most criticism was in regards to Vedder. I read the music is awful but somehow I doubt it.

Funny you mentioned going to the matinee. the other review I read said "leave this film for a matinee". I may go see it Sunday by myself.

Scott said...

I didn't even know this was being made in to a movie until I stumbled on to your blog, thanks... The book was a great read, I hope the movie does it justice...