The Magic Bus
“Happiness is only real when shared”
It’s not every day you watch a movie that touches your heart and charms you for a while. The 2007 movie Into The Wild, directed by Sean Penn is one such movie. It even inspired me to do the above animation! That is why I thought to write a small review on this movie. ( Warning: Spoilers Ahead!)
This movie is an adaptation of a book of the same name written by Jon Krakauer. Adventure and travel can be given as the categories of this movie. An interesting fact is that the movie was inspired by a true story. This movie can be regarded as a masterpiece. It has originality in its presentation and a perfect storyline. Though it has a tragic ending, the movie captures the audience attention right until the end. The character Christopher McCandless, later renaming himself as Alexander Supertramp quickly earns our hearts.
A story of a young man who embarks on a journey into the wild, giving up all his material possessions, family and even his identity. It truly is a beautiful adventure that he embarks on. On his way, Chris performs adventurous things that others warn him not to. He hikes across North America and reaches the Alaskan wilderness, his dream destination. He finds s an abandoned bus and calls it “The Magic Bus”. Chris happily lives in the wild, hunting for food and recording all his events in a journal. He divides it into chapters.
What struck me most in this movie other than the hero’s determination is the beautiful quotes that are often spoken. They are presented in the aptest situations. The movie contains many such inspiring words:
“The core of man’s spirit comes from experiences.”
“Rather than love, than faith, than fairness, give me the truth”
“It’s not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.” …
“When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God’s light shines upon you.”
But the best of all is:
“Happiness is only real when shared”, which is what he learns eventually living in the loneliness of his magic bus.
The movie, apart from being an inspiration for hippies and adventures, also teaches you the valuable lesson-be satisfied with what you have. It brings the out the horrors of loneliness of the human soul, despite it getting the adventure it wanted.
Some may find this movie a little monotonous and overrated. It is not a fast-paced movie. One should enjoy it with an adventurous perspective.
A must-watch movie. In three words, it can be described as beautiful, deep and adventurous. Watch it on netflix here.
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