And this is coming from a movie enthusiast who sure appreciates a slow-paced film. Inspired by the real life Hugh Glass, this fictionalized version is equally legendary and the myth surrounding him as we watch his journey unfold is awe inspiring. This is an unfortunate mistake to make in a revenge-themed film, where the antagonist is supposed to nourish the quest. Much has been made of the fact that Inarritu used only natural light and it does work well with the tone of the film. Or at least i wouldn't have wasted so much time watching it. Captain Andrew Henry agrees to Hugh Glass and he commands the crew to carry whatever pelts they can carry and leave the rest of the pelts so that they can take them after bringing more of their soldiers.
Against all odds, Glass fights for life until he's able to travel, find Fitzgerald, and exact his revenge. Too often, these endurance tests feel manipulative or, even worse, false. The natural landscape and some of the scenes are overwhelming and spectacular! Imagine then what the same director can do with a brutal western about a frontiersman who is mauled by a bear, and then treks for miles through hellishly harsh terrain, dodging vengeful natives and vicious soldiers along the way. From the films I have seen so far it should definitely win Best Cinematography. He is practically a ghost, a man who has come as close to death as one possibly can but is unwilling to go to the other side until justice is done. And, no, he did not fall off a cliff in real life. A horse and rider fall over a cliff; a smashed, broken horse corpse is sliced open.
. Everyone who has been living in a place cold enough for it to snow during the winter knows that falling into ice-cold water when it's that cold outside, is equal to freezing to death if you don't manage to get out of your clothes and get warm somehow. Lots of bows and arrows and gore and excellent photography that is really immersive. This shows that no matter what the circumstances are, when it comes to human spirit and will power nothing can stop you. He fought with every single challenge and survived even in the harsh weather conditions. And at the end Glass killed Fitzgerald.
Whether intentionally or not, Iñarritu shows the star of his film with a complexity and honesty that we normally don't get to see in these kinds of stories. Editing-wise, Stephen Mirrione could have cut a few corners here and there. He deserves an Oscar but at least not for this role. At Fort Kiowa a French hunter arrives who has lost his rest of the crew and was starving. But this is Iñárritu's show. It's a linear story that comes to believable conclusions.
You get household-name actors, virtually disappearing into their vivid characters. The Revenant is definitely not for everyone, but it's impossible not to appreciate it for the breathtaking cinematic achievement that it is. For a while, it's easy to be carried away by all of this -- until we realize that Oscar-winning director doesn't quite have enough to say and that the movie, at 2 hours and 36 minutes, is an long attempt to add weight and profundity to a pulp Western. And two and a half hours of crawling, grimacing and wincing does not a very entertaining film make. Mirrione has had a notable collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh n he did a terrific job in all Ocean's trilogy but with Alejandro he gets lazy.
She's never developed as a character but she appears intermittently in visions and dreams and it almost sucks you out of the movie for a second because of how intense the main narrative is. If you've not been drawn in due to being too concerned with the premise of the story, then I fear you've missed a truly enthralling and one-of-a-kind cinematic experience. Left for dead and fueled by vengeance, Glass puts his survival skills to the test as he attempts to recover and begin his hunt for the man that left him buried alive in a grave. The movie is shot with only natural light, making every flash that hits your eyes truly breathtaking. Instead of being an individual you can care about, Glass is essentially a woolly-bearded Terminator. Even so, he throws the injured Fitzgerald into the river.
Unintelligible dialogue and no real story. It's a revenge story more than anything. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald Tom Hardy. Shot outdoors in sub-zero Canada and Argentina, The Revenant compelled him to tumble down snowy hillsides, swim in frozen rivers, crawl along mossy forest floors and sink his teeth into raw bison liver. You don't just watch the Revenant: you experience it. What would you do for vengeance? You can tell Iñárritu poured his heart into this project and it pays off tremendously.
You get immaculate cinematography that bridges the gap between the majestic and the phantasmagorical. While that would seem pretty obvious and it probably is at least partly true , I left the film feeling Iñarritu had shown me a vaster, far too complete image of the clash between man and nature to justify such a simplistic interpretation of the events portrayed on screen. And by actions, I mean that you rarely see something this intense on screen. Alas, the duo don't follow their orders and leave Glass to die. But he could not find Fitzgerald so he decided to go on searching him and kill him.
Like when Tom Hardy a. But Fitzgerald manages to convince Glass to kill Glass and save his son from any further problems. What a piece of crap. Leonardo DiCaprio was excellent, dragging oneself through the snow post-bear mauling should be pretty torturous, and as we know from Wolf of Wall Street's infamous 'Ludes' scene, DiCaprio is a pro at crawling and grunting. Exploring different places and spending time with nature is my biggest dream.
Did they want to extol the virtues of Indian culture and alleged spiritual beliefs? After watching The Revenant one actually feels being connected to the nature. Set in the early 1800s in the Great Plains of the United States, a group of hunters and trappers are working on collecting animal pelts to sell when they are ambushed by a group of Native Americans. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald Tom Hardy. Iñárritu turns a creaky bit of frontier mythology into a gruelling, exquisite, mystical odyssey of survival that will make you cancel that camping trip. Based of the novel The Revenant, detailing the real life story of Hugh Glass, Iñárritu tries his absolute best to recreate reality, transporting the audience into the actual history making us feel as though we are in the moment struggling to survive against all odds with Glass, feeling each moment of cold, pain and hurt that DiCaprio's character is feeling within each moment of the film.