In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
|Release Date||:||December 25, 2015|
|Genres||:||Western, Drama, Adventure, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Regency Enterprises, Appian Way, CatchPlay, Anonymous Content, New Regency Pictures, Hong Kong Alpha Motion Pictures Co., RatPac Entertainment, M Productions, Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l.|
|Production Countries||:||Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United States of America|
|Director||:||Alejandro González Iñárritu, Samantha Ellison, Jessica Clothier, Ana Maria Quintana|
|Writers||:||Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mark L. Smith, Michael Punke|
|Casts||:||Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Paul Anderson, Brad Carter, Kristoffer Joner, Lukas Haas, Brendan Fletcher, Joshua Burge, Robert Moloney, Grace Dove, Timothy Lyle, Kory Grim, Forrest Goodluck, Duane Howard, Vincent Leclerc|
|Plot Keywords||:||father-son relationship, rape, based on novel, mountains, winter, grizzly bear, wilderness, frontier, revenge, murder, native american, survival, bear, snow, violence, hanged man, frontiersman, animal death, bear attack, death of son, american indian, based on true events, fur trapper|
"The Revenant" marks a big turn for both star Leonardo DiCaprio and director Alejandro González Iñárritu. Following up on his roles as maniacal tycoons in "Django Unchained" and "The Wolf of Wall Street", DiCaprio plays a fur trapper abandoned in the snowed-in wilderness. It's intense enough knowing that this was a true story, but how they film it makes it even more so. Like "Birdman", the movie contains several long shots filmed in a naturalistic style to create a sense of realism. Hugh Glass's determination to survive and find those who abandoned him provides one of the most harrowing stories ever put on screen. Covered in blood, sweat and dirt, DiCaprio spends much of the movie not talking, keeping the focus on his actions. And by actions, I mean that you rarely see something this intense on screen.
I'd say that the movie deserved its Golden Globe wins (but it repeatedly irritated me that the presenters kept mispronouncing Alejandro González Iñárritu's name). And while accepting his award, DiCaprio spoke up for the world's indigenous peoples and called on people to protect the environment from corporate interests. Indeed we should heed his call. In the meantime, definitely see "The Revenant". It's an experience like you can't imagine.