"Kon-Tiki" was the name of a wooden raft used by six Scandinavian scientists, led by Thor Heyerdahl, to make a 101-day journey from South America to the Polynesian Islands. The purpose of the expedition was to prove Heyerdal's theory that the Polynesian Islands were populated from the east---specifically Peru---rather than from the west (Asia)as had been the theory for hundreds of years. Heyerdahl made a study of the winds and tides in the Pacific, and by simulating conditions as closely as possible to those he theorized the Peruvians encountered, set out on the voyage. Written by
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This is not a thoughtful academic ethnographic study testing an interesting and possibly paradigm changing scientific theory. This is the home movie of a 'fishin trip', starring 6 Norwegian douche-bags killing every creature in sight, and using the raft as their homo erotic man camp.
The fact that this film/book could have received so much fanfare over the decades, passing itself off as scientific research, speaks to just how stupid our species is. This video, in case you missed my general direction, was a huge disappointment.
I have rated it a 1 due to the fact that the film, for me, did not achieve anything near what it could have given the subject matter. At best, this video only serves as a case study into the genera 'pre pubescent boy adventure flick' of the early 1950s, no more.
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