The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
The first thing I have to note about this film is the fantastic acting of Leonardo DiCaprio as the main character Hugh Glass. He deserves the Oscar he received from this film as you can’t deny his role, performance and how he makes you believe all the hardships this character goes through 😀 . Tom Hardy (John Fitzgerald), Will Pouler (Bridger) and Forrest Goodluck (Hawk) were also fabulous in this film. Overall, this is a visual beautiful film, the set and landscape great and costumes suited the period 🙂 . However, personally I got bored quite a few times in this movie. Don’t get me wrong, I was entertained enough by the narrative to keep watching but I felt like this film was slow. It was slow with the build up, the dangers felt subdued and parts just couldn’t keep me captivated. The main arc of the story was okay (Hugh’s revenge) as I loved the first part of the movie and what happens to that character. I also liked his back story about his family but the others (like the Native Americans and the French) became unnecessary. They felt like they took away from the main story and dragged the film longer. Though I did like the way this movie was filmed as it made you feel part of the movie plus it made that beginning escape shot quite cool 😛 . Overall, this is a decent enough movie if you like slow paced, drama (set in old wild west but not a western) style films 😀 Enjoy 🙂
I give this film 2.5 Stars out of 5!