A movie review:By Lee Sonogan
The revenant (2015) 2h36/Adventure, Drama, thriller
Puns aside (and I can only guess that you at least heard about the infamous scene I’m referring to), this is a rather gruelling and very violent movie. It really is very visceral and you will see things that are commonly attached to either horror movies or violent action movies. But it is necessary to go all the way to show what characters have to endure and go through at certain points.(IMDB – 9/10)
A movie based in the 1820s, with a frontiersman on a fur trading expedition. After being mauled by a bear he fights for survival. From nature and from his own former hunting team. This long movie shows once again how skilled Leonardo DiCaprio is at acting. It has beautiful imagery and is a well-written screenplay. From action to real gripping scenes, you will be entertained by this movie.
Alejandro G. Inarritu, the director of the movie makes two successful movies in a row. After gaining success in his movie Birdman or (The unexpected virtue of ignorance) he began work straight away on the revenant. Gaining big stars as Leo, Tom Hardy and Will Pouter. Tom Hardy, unlike roles he played well such as Bane in batman and the movie Bronson, I believe he was average in this movie with his thick southern accent.
With a budget of 135 million, it made 532.9 million at the box office. This movie was so popular, that it won the academy awards for best director, actor and cinematography. Also winning many other various awards.
For seasoned and mature movie viewers, I highly recommend this movie. To see the scene with the bear is only one of the epic scenes in this movie. This R movie is brutal and thrilling. Watch this movie if you are a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio movies such as Inception, Shutter Island and Django Unchained.