Whether you see it because it's about a guy named Thor braving Mother Nature, or because you can watch ripped Norwegian dudes sailing the Pacific in their tighty-whities, or because you want to witness a shark getting stabbed in the head, the important thing is that you see Kon-Tiki. Based on the true story of Norwegian ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl, who set off in 1947 to float 5,000 miles from Peru to Polynesia on a balsa-wood raft, this gorgeously shot adventure flick is not only awesome because of the epic voyage that could easily fail. It's awesome because of Heyerdahl's utter certainty that it will not.

  • Showing at: Laurelhurst.
  • Best paired with: 10 Barrel Swill Grapefruit Radler.
  • Also showing: Much Ado About Nothing (Hollywood), Ghostbusters (Academy).