Review: Into the Wild (2007)

Written and Directed by Sean Penn, Into the Wild is based on the book of the same name by Jon Krakauer which details the travels of Christopher McCandleuss, as he travels over the U.S, with his sole aim to reach the height of wilderness, Alaska. Starring Emile Hirsch, Jena Malone, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart, and Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild, nominated for two Academy Awards, brings together a talented cast, with some strong direction by Sean Penn.
This film marks a great achievement from the rookie director Sean Penn, who puts forward a film from non-fiction material to a coherent, fascinating study of character. Perfectly cast is the talented Emile Hirsch, who takes the rogue character of Christopher McCandleuss into an awe inspiring tale of one man’s drive to experience the wild. Every once in a while, a film comes and inspires you. Into the Wild is the perfect symbol of inspiration, coupled with beautiful cinematography, Sean Penn’s masterpiece is a film you won’t forget anytime soon.

“Strong. You can do anything. You can go anywhere. Money, power is an illusion. It’s up here. You can be here. Me and you.” – Christopher McCandleuss