Writer: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Mark L Smith (Screenplay) Michael Punke (Novel)
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Lukas Haas, Brad Carter, Kristoffer Joner, Brendan Fletcher, Paul Anderson
Plot: In the 1820s, a frontiersman named Hugh Glass sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Visual Masterpiece
Story: The Revenant starts as Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) and his frontiersmen including John Fitzgerald (Hardy), Andrew Henry (Gleeson) and Jim Bridger (Poulter) come under attack by the locals Indians who take out large numbers of the men before fleeing looking to find a way back home. While guiding the men back to safety Hugh gets savagely attack by a bear leaving him on deaths door as the few remaining men have to make a difficult decision about what to do next with him.
When Hugh gets abandoned he is left with nothing but the desire for vengeance on the people who took everything from him, as we watch a truly broken man in body and in mind set out against impossible weather condition to get his revenge.
The Revenant is going to be talked about as one of the best films of the year and simply put, it deserves the praise it is getting. The story of revenge all comes of brilliantly, while each character is bought into the story to bring us to the overall outcome. The triumph against the odds is hard to watch with the battles against nature shows how desire for revenge can get through anything. While there isn’t too much dialogue you simple don’t need to spend any time listening to what is happening because it is all visual.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Hugh Glass is one of the frontiersman who knows the area the best, he leads the men around danger, he is part of this with his son Hawk after the rest of their family is killed. When he gets attacked by a bear he ends up finding himself on deaths door as the rest of the men leave him to die, he just won’t quit as he comes for all the people that left him there to die. Leonardo gives us one of his best and hardest most brutal performance of his career here.
Tom Hardy: John Fitzgerald is the frontiersman who is always looking out for himself, he wants to get away from the enemy quickly by leaving people behind before he makes the final decision on leaving Hugh, he is with Jim Bridger and his example is teaching him about how to survive. Tom does a great job in this role playing the character opposite to DiCaprio’s.
Domhnall Gleeson: Andrew Henry is the leader of the frontiersman who lets the correct people make the decision while using his higher education to keep them grounded and healthy. Domhnall gives us a brilliant supporting performance showing that he really is a major player in the acting world.
Will Poulter: Jim Bridger is the young man who is part of the frontiersman, he is left with Fitzgerald to make sure Hugh gets a proper burial but is tricked by him into leaving him alone, but along the way he learns a valuable lesson about surviving in the situation they find themselves in. Will is also brilliant in this supporting role with great scenes with Hardy.
Support Cast: The Revenant has a brilliant supporting cast that all give us performance worthy of the film itself with everyone looking like they are part of the story.
Director Review: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Alejandro gives us a visual masterpiece that will get talked about for years to come.
Adventure: The Revenant shows the dark but stunning adventure Hugh must go on for his revenge.
Thriller: The Revenant keeps you on the edge of your seat as you never know what Hugh will come up against next.
Western: The Revenant uses the western time period to show the scenery as our characters are being put through.
Settings: The Revenant creates visual settings that will make your eyes just go wow as we see the harsh condition the story goes through.
Special Effects: The Revenant has brilliant special effects especially with the animal related scenes,
Suggestion: The Revenant is one of the best films this year and has to be watch by all. (Watch)
Best Part: Visuals are breath taking.
Worst Part: Slightly long.
Action Scene Of The Film: Final act.
Oh My God Moment: Hugh versus the Bear.
Believability: Based on real events of the story of Hugh Glass.
Chances of Tears: No
Chances of Sequel: No
Post Credits Scene: No
Awards: Nominated for 4 Golden Globes including Best Picture and Best Actor.
Budget: $135 Million
Runtime: 2 Hours 36 Minutes
Tagline: Blood lost. Life found.
Trivia: Tom Hardy has stated that he doesn’t read scripts and at one time was due to star in Splinter Cell (2017), he wanted to play a soldier but Leonardo DiCaprio begged him to read the script for this movie. Hardy read half the script and accepted the role.
Overall: Visual masterpiece this year that will show you just how far one man will go for revenge