Just to let you know I don't think I will be going to the movie Into The Wild and why. I see it playing at our local "artsy" theater, a theater known for films that just go beyond the boundaries of what a person can stomach sometimes, and that it's an "R" rated film and that it's by Sean Penn. That tells me a lot. Penn has starred in a lot of B grade films with a lot of violence and I don't anticipate a lot of good from him. An R rating on a film with the kind of content that the book had promises some heavy subject matter that I anticipate to be depressing. I actually only read a third of the book and didn't want to continue because the protagonist bothered me. He is not a person whose mind I want to explore. I anticipate that seeing his story in film is going to have an even greater impact than the book, which left me feeling uncomfortable.
I contemplated going to the film last night but thought, "nah!" Just thought you should know.