An average day at Ben Cash's commune -- at least in his mind -- would make Iron Man competitions look like intermediate intramural fluff. - From PopMatters
At the film’s onset, Bodevan Cash (George MacKay) completes a deer hunting mission which doubles as a tribal rite of passage—after killing the deer with a knife, Bodevan eats a chunk of the deer’s heart to complete his entry into manhood.
However, Ben guides the ceremony with tender, almost resigned deliberation, signifying at once a captain’s deeply felt pride for his soldier’s acceptance of a profound rite, but also a parent’s lamentation of the task’s potentially traumatic effects.
In Captain Fantastic, however, the final two acts vigorously seek express formulaic reasons for Ben’s Thoreau-meets-Chomsky lifestyle, which gravitates Ben’s choice more toward an experiment.
The same can be said for an interlude at Ben’s sister’s home (Kathryn Hahn), which is more or less a side-by-side diagram of suburbanite conformity versus nonconformist life in the wild, with copious amounts of judgmental poo flung at the former.
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