The seventh art is full of films that make you want to go around the world. Adventure films that encourage powerful and unifying feelings. But some make you want to stay home and enjoy the security of a comfortable home.
1. Into the Wild
Sean Penn’s film, adapted from the tragic true story of Christopher McCandless, begins as a book by Jack Kerouac. A successful boy decides to cut ties with civilization and go on an adventure. He cuts his credit card in half, cancels his video club subscription, says no to gluten (not very sure about this point) and heads for the great outdoors to unfortunately end up alone in an old abandoned bus in Alaska. Bus where he died poisoned. So yes, suddenly, it’s less tempting. It should also be noted that people have died trying to join Christopher McCandless’ bus. He has since been airlifted elsewhere.
Survival advice: if you leave, take something to eat.
The movie to put you off going to Prague. It’s a shame because it’s super beautiful Prague. In Hostel where young Americans are tortured by completely idle wealthy individuals. And as if that weren’t enough, Eli Roth, the director, did it again with an even more disgusting sequel.
Survival advice: choose hotels with the highest ratings on TripAdvisor.
3. Wolf Creek
We can never say it enough: Australia is a beautiful country but a little dangerous. Over there, all the animals or almost want our skin. But if we are to believe Wolf Creek, also adapted from a very craspec news item, the bush, or the hinterland, is home to good old rednecks focused on savage murder and torture. If you ever give it a try, beware of rickety pick-ups. You can never be too careful.
Survival advice: avoid the center of Australe. The beach is good too.
4. 127 Hours
The film that disgusted a whole generation of spectators to trudge through the desert areas of the American West. Because hey, if it’s to wallow in the bottom of a canyon and have to cut your arm with a blunt penknife, thank you very much.
Survival advice: if you go on a trek, take with you a sharp knife and possibly a little mercurochrome.
In Breakdown, Kurt Russell crosses the American West with his wife and soon finds himself chased by a little stamped natives. When his wife is kidnapped, the Kurt, he is still a little pissed. Bad luck for the kidnappers, they forgot that before playing the guys from the city not fucking change a spark plug on his car, Kurt was in Tango & Cash.
Survival tip: If you stall in the desert, don’t let anyone poke their nose into your engine.
Impossible not to think about Issuance when kayaking or rafting. Unless, of course, we haven’t seen the film, eh. In Issuance, guys from the city have fun going down a river in the middle of nature and are brutally attacked by big nags of the woods. One in particular is wickedly expensive.
Survival tip: If you’re going down a river and you hear the banjo playing, row faster.
7. The Ruins
Once upon a time there were young Americans, the perfect target in a horror movie not set in the United States, prisoners of a Mayan temple infested with killer plants. The film that cuts you for life the desire to visit Mayan ruins.
Survival advice: never forget your rotofil when you go into the jungle.
8. The Hill Has Eyes
If you have planned a family road trip in the American desert, cancel. The place is full of guys that nuclear testing has made a bit susceptible. Better to follow the marked paths.
Survival tip: don’t leave without your attack dog.
At the beginning of the film, the kind tourists only think of celebrating the summer solstice in a remote region of Sweden. The problem is that the inhabitants of the community in which they land are pretty crazy and like to decorate the festivities with a sacrifice or two, just to please the deity they worship.
Survival Tip: If someone offers you a wreath, run away.
10. Eat, Pray, Love
A woman discovers that she is not happy. Suddenly, she takes her cliques and her slaps and goes to Europe to eat pasta and drink espresso, before moving on to India. In this film, Julia Roberts searches for meaning in her life by playing the tourist. This thing is to put you off Italy and India. And Julia Roberts too. And coffee on the terrace. And pasta…
Survival advice: stay at home in front of Netflix.