Film Preview: Into the Wild (2007)

Trailers (Due to age, may no longer be available)

Posters (Due to age, may no longer be available)

Poster Rating: B

Review: The poster is quite simple, but effective. It doesn’t go overboard in imagery and it isn’t overly vacant. With the right blend of color and composition, we have a design that is somewhat pleasing to the eye while evocative of the film’s themes.

Trailer Rating: B

Review: The breathtaking vistas are just one reason to contemplate catching this film. While I can imagine an overly-moralizing pic about finding oneself, there are elements to the preview that make the film seem more intriguing than it probably is.

Oscar Prospects:

I could see a Cinematography nomination, but I’m a bit reticent to crown Sean Penn the newest actor-director to earn an Oscar nod. The Academy won’t connect as easily with a film that’s predominantly about only one character and one that also features Vince Vaughn.

Release Date:

September 21, 2007


Exploring the identity of oneself with a counter-culture narrative is at times lazy and at other times compelling.

Page Revisions:

June 30, 2007 – Original
September 30, 2008 – Review Posted

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