The Revenant Review

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Max Koop, Blueprint Movie Reviewer


The Revenant was a film I’ve been looking forward too for quite some time. I’ve been more excited for this movie than I was Star Wars. So I’m here to tell you why you should go see The Revenant instead of seeing Star Wars for the 16th time.

The Revenant was by far one of the best movies I’ve seen all year. It’s about a man named Hugh Glass who gets mauled by a bear and left for dead by his partner who killed his son. This movie was everything I wanted it to be. It was gritty. It was brutal. It was real. It was damn good. Let me show you why.

First of all, the cast. I can’t mention this film without talking about Leonardo DiCaprio. He was excellent in this film. He didn’t have a whole lot of dialogue, and most of it was in French. You can tell by his facial expressions and and body movement that he want’s to get revenge, and most of all survive. He really got down the feel and emotion of the character, and if he doesn’t win best actor someone is gonna die. Tom Hardy played a villain that you love to hate and he does it so well. Still every movie he’s in he mumbles. Domhnall Gleeson was good. Remember the eyebrows kid from Maze Runner? Well he was also pretty good in it, so good he deserves to get mentioned.

As you may or may not know this movie was shot with natural light. That is impressive. It’s even more impressive that the cinematography in this movie is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo amazing. There are shots in this film where I wondered how in the hell did they get that shot? This is definitely one of the best shot films of all time.

The thing I didn’t see coming from this film was how brutal it was. Some people complained it was too brutal and violent, for what it is it works. What else would you expect from a film about a guy who gets left for dead and is out for revenge? I mean, I didn’t see it coming but I had no problem with it whatsoever.

It was also so well directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. After I saw this film I said to myself, I don’t care what his next film is, I’m already there. I only had seen one of his films prior to this, that film being Birdman, and after seeing this I’m definitely going to go back and watch his other films. He knew how to grab your interest and keep it, even with the 2 and a half hour runtime. His use of the environment was great, because I could not look away, I was invested throughout it all not only with it’s great story and characters, but visually.

The only problems I have with this film are with some story issues. On Hugh’s journey he occasionally passes out and has these dreams. It felt pretentious and forced and confused me. The other problem I have, without giving anything away, is that towards the end Hugh’s motivations suddenly change for no reason, and I thought it was weird.

Overall The Revenant is fantastic and I highly recommend you go see this immediately. It is definitely better than Star Wars and I hope it wins big at the oscars this year. I would give The Revenant 9/10 fun-coupons.