The plot of the movie follows Christopher’s life in great detail. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and set off on his journey. Hitchhiking across the United States to find a new identity and to lose his old one from a broken, indulgent home, Christopher starts his journey westward, which was in old, always the direction of exploration. Along the way, he adopts the name Alexander Supertramp. In his ultimate goal of surviving and co-existing in Alaska, Christopher winds his way across America, even making it to Mexico, meeting people that change him and his points of view.
This movie shows how even when it’s all exactly how you wanted, you can be wrong. The loneliness of the open road leads one into their own mind, which can free or trap an individual, or somewhere in between. This film shows the most extreme moments of self-reliance, on wrong move and you are dead, no hope of a hospital, or someone the happen by you with some miracle technique to salvage you. This movie shows the plain and simple horrors of the wild, a bear attack, a slip into a river, or a trip down a mountain are all more than plausible, that can lead to a painful end. This accompanied by extensive on location filming of all the places visited by “Alexander” really puts you into the movie.
Another part of this movie I loved is that even with no plans and complete freedom of yourself, you still have to be very sharp, methodical, and knowledgeable about your situation. Scenes like him burying his belongings to keep them from being taken and fitness training for Alaska show that to... [continues]
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