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The Revenant (2015) Movie Review

TVFanatic100 TVFanatic100 The Revenant is a gripping survival revenge drama, that has you rooting for Hugh Glass to get his revenge; it is a cinematic masterpiece!

The Revenant is about Hugh Glass in the 1820s, who is out for vengeance after getting attacked by a bear and his people leave him to die there. The film is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, he also does the screenplay which is based off the book. Aljandro González Iñárritu is one of my favorite directors he's directed Birdman, Babel, and 21 Grams all of which I enjoyed very much. I was hyped for this film after I saw the trailer and let me just say it doesn't disappoint. It's a gripping drama which has you rooting for Hugh Glass the whole time because of how much of a piece of trash of a character Tom Hardy plays. The acting was phenomenal. Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hardy were outstanding and they will definitely get Oscar nominations for their roles. Domnhall Gleeson and Will Poulter were also very good in their supporting roles. The soundtrack was erie and haunting. The camera work and cinematography were both amazing. The Revenant has some of the best cinematography I've ever seen. It's shot in all natural light and that move pays off because it looks stunning. The story was never boring, the pacing was great and the run-time wasn't too long or too short. The opening to the movie was very eerie, and then a huge battle breaks out and boy is it an impressive one.

Leonardo DiCaprio carries a man on his back in 'The Revenant
Leonardo DiCaprio carries a man on his back in 'The Revenant'

Dicaprio's physical transformation to play this character is nothing less then impressive. The costumes and wigs were also impressive. Whenever Tom Hardy and Leonardo Dicaprio share the screen your locked in because when two of the best actors have great dialogue and are trying to out act each other you pay attention. The bear scene was truly frightening and was done extraordinary. There are some very intense scenes, when he hides from the Indians in the river and floats away while their shooting at him, and when he burns his throat you can feel Hugh Glass's pain. The accents were not corny and Tom Hardy's was really good.

Bottom line guys, The Revenant is a masterpiece that will garner many Oscar nominations and you need to see it, I'd watch it over Star Wars the Force Awakens any day of the week!

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