Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Kon-Tiki: Peru to Polynesia is 101 Days
Think Life of Pi. Hold the tiger. Add a parrot. And that will give you an idea about what this flick, based on a true event, is about.
It's 1947 and a young Norwegian explorer named Thor Heyerdahl is out to prove that Peruvians were first to settle Polynesia and they did this by sailing across the Pacific on a balsa wood raft. The powers that be think he's daft. That it couldn't be done now or ever. But he wouldn't let that stop him from recreating the voyage.
The movie doesn't do a great job of explaining why this would be so important to a young man from Norway, but let's chalk it up to adventure and wanderlust. And so, we, the viewers, set out with him on this ocean journey.
This is not a film for everyone, but it happens to be one of the Movie Slut's favorite genres :the try and try and try and try and try and try and try and — you-will-succeed movie.
Remember, at one time anyone who thought the world was round was considered a wacko.