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Kon Tiki ~ Surprisingly Great!

Good afternoon everyone! Today I watched 'Kon Tiki'. You may remember it from the Oscar nomination last year. I have been interested in watching for all this time but have been beating around the bush. It's a movie about sailing across an ocean on a tiny raft, I feared it may be boring! Thankfully, it wasn't!

'Kon Tiki' is a film about real life events where a group of Scandinavians, mostly Norwegians, attempted to sail from Peru to the Galapagos Islands to prove that that is how the Islands were originally discovered. This rebutted the accepted idea that the islands were discovered from Asia. You see how I could think that it may be somewhat tiresome to watch?

This is an incredibly well done movie! I was happily surprised with my viewing experience. Not only was I learning something about scientific and nautical history (don't judge my nerdiness) but it was intense and gripping from beginning to end! As an added bonus the characters don't get on the raft right away. There is a lot of groundwork and character development first. All good things!

In case you are adverse to Foreign films, just know that 'Kon Tiki' is in English, or at least the version on Netflix is. No need to dread the subtitles.




The feel of the movie is serious and tense. The crew has put their lives on the line and every single one of them knows it! I did a little research and the vast majority of what is shown really happened. There are a few small interactions that were added but all the really incredible and shocking things are the facts. While watching it I thought on how it was like 'Cast Away' meets '127 Hours'. Except there were more people.

Perhaps the most important thing I learned is that
Norwegians are completely insane.
In a good way!

I recommend this movie! If you are looking for something good to watch tonight, look no further! Give it a go!

Comments

  1. Okay okay okay. I trust you. I'll watch it. It does sound interesting. (Crazy Norwegians, huh? Hmmm...)

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  2. Oh yay! I'm glad I won you over! You won't be sorry!!

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