Ryan: One of the biggest strengths of Prince Avalanche is the film’s theme of nature’s impact on an individual. Although the film is set after the results of a horrendous wildfire, the film showcases the rejuvenating powers of nature on an individual’s spirit. While the film has Thoreauvian elements of the link between nature and man, that premise is further explored from the context of the brotherly relationship between Rudd and Hirsch’s characters against the nature backdrop of rebirth.
Prince Avalanche is a very subtle film that is able to overcome a slow start to provide some very valuable moments.
Final grade: B