Sunday, February 28, 2016

Quick Reviews: The Revenant

Well, the Film finally got DiCaprio the Oscar he's craved for years.  Is it any good though?
In the Wilderness, life is rough.  The Natives don't like you, the land is tough and...
The Bears!

Seriously, that Bear is a real bitch!
When our Hero is injured severely, his second-in-command (Tom Hardy) eventually finds a way to leave his ass behind.  What a dick!
So begins the most notable part of the Film: DiCaprio grunting.

If you look away during any of this part, it seriously sounds like you are watching a sex tape or something in the background!
As we all know, DiCaprio lives and seeks revenge on his former-comrade.
Will he find him?  Will Hardy escape his fate?  Will the unforgiving land claim them both?  To find out, watch the Film.
Good stuff, but with some major conditions.  For better or worse, The Revenant is a very intense and grueling Film.  When it works, the Film makes you really feel like you are seeing people fight to survive.  It has an air of honesty and realism about it.  It is really intense.  The Oscar-winning Cinematography is good about taking you right up close to the action.  On the other hand, the Film is super-gritty.  It is really not going to be for everyone.  It is dark and intense.  The Story is pretty simple and doesn't take too many major turns.  The fact that it uses so much 'foreign' language is both realistic and a bit off-putting.  It is hard enough to get people to read Subtitles in Foreign Films, so I can only imagine what will be like for an American Film.  With all that said, it is hard to ignore the technical achievements of the Film.  If you like rough and tumble Westerns, it is a damn good one.  If you're looking for an easily-accessible Film, this is not for you.  So have you ever had one of these days?
A rough and tumble Film that is probably too gritty for some.  If you like

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