Review: 'Kon-Tiki' a tale retold of determined seafarers

April 25, 2013 11:30 PM

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Review: 'Kon-Tiki' a tale retold of determined seafarers

Based on the 1947 book of the same name, six men attempt to cross the ocean on a raft to prove Polynesians originated in pre-Inca Peru centuries ago. Thor Heyerdahl was the fearless leader, and this film captures the journey and the man in thrilling detail.

"Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines. Though somewhat forgotten now, the 1947 story of six men, an oceangoing raft and a wild and crazy theory was a media sensation that gripped the world's imagination — and launched a thousand tiki bars.

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