Friday, July 20, 2007

Into The Wild.

I certainly hope they don't screw this one up.

Based on Jon Krakauer's book of the same name, I just don't think they will. Sean Penn may be a decent actor, but he's some kind of amazing director (see Jack Nicholson's performances in The Pledge or The Crossing Guard for proof). I'm very, very excited to see this. And, if you haven't read the book, do yourself a favor and pick it up. It's short and, what's more, it will haunt you for a while. Both good things.


Sherpa said...

For sure. I'm excited about this one too. I think its Krakauer's best book, and I still think about it 3 years after I read it. I read it mostly going to and fro work and I couldn't help but think I was probably riding the metro with at least one person who knew Chris. That drove the story home a little more (he's from McLean, the town's borders are just a block or two from where I live).

The McGuffin said...

I'm jacked up to see this as well. I saw the trailer before Waitress and it looks damn promising. And...Marcia Gay Harden has always held a special spell over me since Miller's Crossing. Love me some MGH...even if she's a little older.

Dainon said...

Yeah, I may like Into Thin Air slightly more, but not by much. This is the book that makes me impatient with Krakauer for not putting out more than he has up to this point.

Also, doesn't this main actor look like a poor man's Leonardo DiCaprio? Just saying.

f*bomb. said...

I was just about to say, somehow I feel like this was one of those movies Leonardo DiCaprio isn't doing because it wasn't directed by Martin Scorcese...But once again, you've beaten me to the punch.

This DOES come at a perfect juncture, since I've just decided I should quit my life and move to Australia. Alaska was SO 1995.

Price said...

Inspiring, yes, but JK's books always include 13 other history lessons just for filler. There's no love story, and very little known about what he was doing out there.

I have high hopes, but low expectations unless the movie is at most 35 minutes long.

I'm almost done with Under the Banner of Heaven. Didn't exactly shake my roots.