6 Movies Like Into The Wild That Have No Idea How To Survive In The Wild
Many men have pondered how they might react in a survival situation. Of course most of them believe that they would perform heroics that would rival that of Superman whilst others are comfortable enough to realize how weak and fragile they are and that they would probably be one of the first to go. Yet it is within the medium of cinema where we have witnessed most of the heroic actions which tend to make people believe they can wrestle a bear or survive two decades in Antarctica. But there are some movies that realize how frail they are. Here is a list of six movies like "Into The Wild" that have no idea how to survive in the wild.
"The Lord Of The Flies"
The 1962 version of William Golding's tale of a group of school boys who are marooned on an island after a plane crash is probably the best version available. Soon enough the kids begin to faction off into their own splinter groups with the stronger children soon beginning to bully the smarter more weak kids. Human beings aren't made to look too good.
Cormac McCarthy's depressing novel about a post-apocalyptic US makes an even more harrowing movie. A man and his young son, played by Viggo Mortenson and Kodi Smit-McPhee respectively, have to deal with many hardships throughout and ultimately Viggo's man is unable to continue and dies. He doesn't get much of a helping hand throughout the movie from the strangers he encounters.
Alec Baldwin, Anthony Hopkins and Harold Perrineau crash land in the wilderness and begin to battle against one another as much as they fight the forces of nature. David Mamet provides the script for this harrowing drama which sees Baldwin and Hopkins fight over the formers wife played by Elle Macpherson. You can understand their quarrel can't you.
This true story of a Uruguayan rugby teams survival, post plane crash is filled with cannibalism, cannibalism and more cannibalism. Ethan Hawke stars as one of the rugby players and we watch the fresh faced poster boy of 90's Hollywood chow down on somebody's leg. It makes pretty disturbing viewing. Still, when you've got to eat, you've got to eat.
Georgia is scary. When Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ronny Cox and Ned Beatty first headed out from the big city of Atlanta to the wilderness of the state for a weekend of fun, frolics and adventure they probably didn't realise how close they would come to being sodomized. You'll never hear a banjo the same way again.
Matt Damon and Casey Affleck decide to go hiking in the southwest of America only to get amazingly lost. They have no supplies, no map and no clue and their drama soon escalates into a life-threatening situation. They begin to start bickering and fighting one another and the elements begin to exhaust and dehydrate the pair. But to be honest they deserve what happens to them for being so idiotic. Fools.