Thursday, February 20, 2014


In 1947, when Norwegian thrill-seeker Thor Heyerdahl becomes convinced that Polynesia was settled by South Americans prior to Western exploration and finds nothing but opposition despite minor evidences obtained, he seeks to assemble a small crew and recreate the journey exactly as it would have been taken over 1,500 years ago. Based on Heyerdahl's book recounting his extraordinary journey and the Oscar winning 1950 documentary, Kon-Tiki is an old fashioned, straightforwardly told, and often exciting entertainment.