Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl (Pål Sverre Hagen) suspects that the South Sea Islands were originally colonized by South Americans. In 1947 despite his fear of water and inability to swim, Heyerdahl decides to prove his theory. He and five companions set sail from Peru on a balsa-wood raft built from an ancient design. Their only modern equipment is a radio, and they must navigate using the stars and ocean currents. After three exhausting months at sea, they achieve their goal.
Release Date: April 26, 2013
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Excellent movie! Admiration for those who dare to explore an idea and do the impossible. Good for young and old to inspire bold living! People are comparing this movie to "Life of Pi"... Don't!.... That would be an insult to this movie. The LDS crowd would find this movie interesting because Thor was trying to prove that the Polynesian people came from Peru.June 11th, 2013 · Details
Kon-Tiki does an excellent job of telling this true story about one of the world‚Äôs great explorers. The ocean cinematography is beautiful, and the dangers the crew encounters along the way keep the movie interesting despite the deliberate pace. As an added bonus, it is educational! While Thor Heyerdahl‚Äôs theory is largely rejected by today‚Äôs anthropologists, his pioneering spirit still inspires... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full reviewSeptember 6th, 2013 · Details
It's a harrowing journey with some bona fide heart-in-mouth moments ‚Äî despite the fact that the outcome has been well-documented... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full reviewMay 5th, 2013 · Details