1) If Sean Penn's directorial debut taught me anything, it's that Sean Penn could not direct himself out of a paper bag.

2) Not even the toughest wilderness conditions can stop a 23 year old boy from writing with bubble letter exclamation points.

3) When in doubt, splice together a montage from leftover footage. When you're not sure the montage is working, add a gratuitous full-frontal nudity shot.

4) DON'T EAT THE POTATO ROOT!!!!1

What did you guys think about Into the Wild? I'll join you in the comments for a discussion if you're game. Or not, that's cool too, I mean, no big deal or whatever.