Sign of the Beaver Versus Hatchet
How Realistic are they?
The events in Hatchet are unrealistic.
Brian was able to create weapons and hunt for food very easily. He didn't receive help like Matt did, which makes it seem impossible to do. Also, Brian landed a plane on free fall. He also survived the accident. This could never happen in real life.
Matt, on the other hand, was desperate and couldn't hunt until he met Attean, an Indian boy who taught him how to hunt. Matt learned different techniques to hunt and even learned the secrets of the forest. For instance, he learned how not to get lost by looking at the signs in the forest, the signs of the beaver that is.