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08 June 2016 @ 09:53 am
ZOMG! "Walking Out" trailer is out :D  
... and it looks soooooooooooooo awesome. Whump galore *squee* GSW and hypothermia and snow everywhere and why couldn't the kid be his brother so that I could only do a simple head transplant for Peter, LOLOL...

ETA: As usual, LJ is being stupid and won't let me embed the vid, soo... LINK

Notice the beautiful breathtaking eyes in those close-ups... also, I think the snow makes his hair even fluffier than usual, LOL... and the silver scruff...


Also, only 9 days to go until The Last Tycoon \o/ *flail*

Antjedieastra on June 16th, 2016 11:12 pm (UTC)
LOL Oh, she didn't read it. I just told her the gist of it after I finished it!! LOL!!

Aw, you shouldn't have. Some things need to be experienced by yourself. It won't have the same impact knowing the outcome already.

I had gotten suspicious that he really hadn't said anything in a very long time. It is difficult to put an exact point of when it happened though.

I hear what you say about happy endings. Maybe somewhere in a different universe it ended your way. It certainly would have changed the relationship to the better. I still wonder though if the father was right that one day the boy will see it all with different eyes and may even want to share with his own son. I am from the city as well and while I do appreciate nature, I also appreciate comfort and running water and want to sleep in my own bed at the end of the day.

The father certainly partly is at fault, in continuing stubbornly even though the weather wasn't the best. A lot of things could have gone wrong.

I guess why it had such an impact for me - there had been recently a real life case where something similar happened. Tourists - were they French? - got lost in one of America's national parks while hiking. It was very hot and they had only one bottle of water left. The parents only took one sip so their son could have two sips. When they were found, the parents were dead and only the boy survived to tell the story. I'm sure it will have a huge impact onto his life.

There are things out there that are bigger than us - we should not push our luck too much.

(since you just recently read it - is the "put the damn phone away" scene in the story? I don't remember that one)
Sherylynsherylyn on June 16th, 2016 11:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah.... that's true. But I knew she wasn't going to read it, so at least that way, she had some idea ;-)

I did, too, and esp. that the boy wasn't trying to feed him, etc., too. I just kept hoping he'd survive somehow, anyway :-P

I think I sort of remember that story of the hikers. It's even worse when things like that happen in real life :-(

I don't remember the bit with the phone -- but I'm thinking the story was probably written before phones for younger people got *so* prevalent. Even ~5 years ago, not *as* many teens (esp. younger teens) would've had cell phones as often. And I seem to remember that the boy seems older in the film than the story, too, so that might also be part of the reason, potentially.
Antjedieastra on June 18th, 2016 07:16 am (UTC)
The not feeding didn't bother me as much as I know when the body is hurt it is better to fast to not put more stress onto it. You can go a while without eating. He should have at least drank something though.

That's a very good point with the story probably being some years old. It may have been updated for the movie. I just find it a significant point - as it shows that when you are in the wilderness, no cellphone can help you if you don't have reception. There are people that go hiking in the hills with sandals, and suddenly there is a snow storm, and they think as long as I have my phone with me I can call for help.

Apparently there was also a famous case in (Western) Germany in the Fifties or Sixties, where at Easter a teacher went hiking with half of his class. The weather was nice in the morning but suddenly there was heavy snow and they all froze to death.
Sherylynsherylyn on June 18th, 2016 07:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it wasn't so much that I thought his dad "needed" to eat as much as I just thought it was representative of how bad his dad was that it wasn't even a question (along with drinking, as well). (And I know the whole thing is from the boy's POV, but one thing I wanted to know was if/when his dad knew this was going to kill him. I mean, obviously he knew it was bad, very bad, but I just wondered if he ever really knew what was happening to him. :-( )

Yeah, there are just so many ways that things can "sneak" up on you and endanger you if you don't know a whole lot more than most people even begin to think of when they're out in "nature" like that. And yeah, phones aren't going to help if they have no signal to connect to! :-P We rely on them far more than we ought to in some instances!
Antjedieastra on June 18th, 2016 07:52 pm (UTC)
If I remember right, he said right in the beginning, that the boy needs to go alone and he stays there. But the boy refused to go. And he also couldn't have droven the car anyway. So in my eyes the Dad basically sacrifices himself for his son's life. I think he knew. It is only logically - the more you move, the more blood you will lose. You need to stay put and keep pressure off that leg. And you need to keep it elevated properly. When dragging him, all the blood is going down. It needs to go up, to the heart.

It's a pretty sad story if you think about it :(
Sherylynsherylyn on June 18th, 2016 07:56 pm (UTC)
It reallllly is pretty heart-breaking, and I somehow think it may be even more so with it "extended" (somehow or other) on-screen. I think he knew he had to go as long as he could, but... I don't know if he thought it would definitely kill him at the time, or if he realized it for sure later, when it took them so long to get to help :-( Either way, it's really sad.
Antjedieastra on June 18th, 2016 08:09 pm (UTC)
What's even sadder if you think about it - he dies not knowing whether it was worth it. Whether his son made it or not. Imagine that :(

I think "The Normal Heart" has some serious tissue competition here!

So, kanarek13, now after this conversation I had with sherylyn, you probably really never will read the story.

Sorry for using your LJ as a personal messaging space!

Edited at 2016-06-18 08:10 pm (UTC)
Sherylynsherylyn on June 18th, 2016 08:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's very true. Yeesh.

LOL I don't think she would have read it anyway, so I don't know that we did any significant damage, thankfully! ;-)