Thoughts on "Into the Wild" Book/Movie?
Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw away the maps. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild." -Goodreads.com
I haven't read the book but I honestly thought the movie was the most boring, self-indulgent bag of nonsense since The Good Shepard. I should have been able to identify with the story but I thought the casting was bad and the movie was just far too long. I really only watched it because it had a good rating on Imdb. I was very disappointed I'm afraid.