A couple weeks ago i’ve watched this movie in an english course. I remember that the teacher isn’t native teacher, and that was our first class with him after some classes we spent with a native speaker. But all i can say is i really appreciate this guy. He spoke as fluent as native teacher, and somehow i think he’s a lot better than the native teacher. The way he talked to us was really friendly, and more importantly, he could make our class fun and enjoyable,, no frightening us with such a serious atmosphere.
So, in the first meeting we watched Into The Wild movie. This movie is pretty worth-watching. Seriously. And why i wrote the review? of course because i’ve told to do that. :p but somehow i enjoyed this activity, and i think i could do this again for another movie i’ve watched next time.
This review is pure from my own words, so i apologize first if there’re any gramatical mistakes.. i’m still learning.. ^^;v
This is a true story about a 23 years old man named Christopher McCandless. He was a clever guy and he felt unsatisfied with such a ‘normal life’ that his parents ordered him to do. He intended to find his own freedom, living into the wild without money, car, or any of his possesions except a few in his backpack.
In rejection of materialist, conventional life, and of his parents, he destroyed all of his identities, donated nearly his entire savings to Oxfam (an NGO) then he leaved his family. A part of reasons that made him abandoned his family was the parents. He disappointed with his parents, for keeping a lie about the family. He found out that actually his father was still married with another woman when he married his mother, and they lived an unhappy marriage.. they used to fight even in front of the children.
At the beginning of his journey ‘into the wild’, he made a new birthday date of his new self: Alexander Supertramp. On the way to his destination, Alaska, he met people and get along with them, but he never stay too long because he used to believe that his existence only depends to his own strength. So he never let himself depend to other people.
Finally he reached Alaska. He found a ‘magic bus’ as his home, he lived by hunting animals to make food and enjoyed his new way of life. But then the animals decreased. It was winter, and he was lack of foodstuff. For a while, he was thinking about his family and the people he met on the journey. He remembered the old man’s words: when you love and forgive, the god light will shine to you. Little by little, he could forgive his parents and intended to have a good life.
So when the spring came, he decided to walk home. But a river that frozen in winter was already melted. It was impossible to be passed. So he walked back to his magic bus, tried to find some edible plant to eat, but unfortunately he mistaken the poisonous mushroom as edible plant. He suffered for a while, he was dying. And the last lesson he wrote on his jurnal before he died was: happiness only real when shared.