Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Revenant (2015)

Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Writers: Michael Punke, Mark L. Smith, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Composers: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carsten Nicolai

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Kristoffer Joner, Joshua Burge, Duane Howard, Melaw Nakehk'o, Fabrice Adde, Lukas Haas

More info: IMDb

Tagline: (n. One who has returned, as if from the dead.)

Plot: A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Probably.

Good flick but best movie and actor?  No.  Tom Hardy was in his finest moment.  He was great.  Hell, I didn't even realize it was him.  I thought it was Ted Levine.  Sometimes I don't pay attention to the names in the credits.  It adds an air of mystery for me.  It's weird, I know.  I didn't know much about this movie going in except that there's a bear attack.  It's a good film but it's hardly the masterpiece that was being touted.  One thing I found really distracting was the forever moving camera in the long shots.  It came across as showy and it seemed like it took away from any tensions they were going for.  There are some great moments of survival horror.  The location looked like a horrible place to be because of the cold.  It's based on a true story which makes it even more incredible but I'm sure the filmmakers took some liberties in telling it.  I saw it in the theater and I completely forgot to jot down my thoughts before I forgot.

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