The Revenant (2015) Rated R

A frontiersman fights for survival during a fur trading expedition in the 1820s when left for dead after being mauled by a bear. Based on the book, The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and Domhnall Gleeson.

This film is not for the faint of heart. The scenes of America’s wilderness are beautiful. The story, on the other hand, leaves much to be desired. There isn’t much of a dialogue throughout the film, and DiCaprio isn’t the best at trying to convey his vengeance for being left for dead. The script seems to jump around from different points of view with the natives trying to find their daughter and the fur trappers who left DiCaprio behind. The story of Hugh Glass’ life and being mauled by a bear is remarkable, but this film takes it to a new level. It is extremely unrealistic for him to survive as much as he did, and the book that the film is based on is fictional story of Glass’ life. The realisticness of the film, or lack thereof, makes the film even harder to watch. Even though the film has its moments, it’s still an interesting watch, making it worth a watch.

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