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Friday, January 1, 2016

The Revenant Movie Review

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The Trailer:

The Good

If you haven't heard by now, or if you've been living under a rock for the past decade, Leonardo DiCaprio is a phenomenal actor. His dedication to his roles can never be questioned seeing as though he actually did a lot of things to prepare for this film. (Click here to find out the crazy things he literally did.)  I also wouldn't be surprised if Tom Hardy didn't get some "Best Supporting Male Actor" nominations as well. He played a great antagonist to counter Leo.

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu delivered captivating and suspenseful scenes throughout the film. Similar to how he did in Birdman, some of the most intense scenes were shot all in one entire take. Shooting in the natural elements really made the scenes appear that much more authentic. To top it all off, the action, hunting and gory survival sequences were intense to watch. (*Semi-Spoilerish* It even made some people walk out of some of the screenings.)

The Bad:
While the movie starts off with some really intense and suspenseful scenes, it slows down for quite a while afterwards. You almost feel like the movie is crawling at the same pace as Leo crawls along the ground. (It picks up during the end though)

So this can go either way, but this movie was pretty gory. I don't believe that it was senseless gore like in Hostel or Saw, for example. But I wouldn't be surprised if some people get turned off by it either.

The Reason

Seriously, the Academy better give Leo an Oscar before he kills himself. If this performance doesn't earn him one, I don't know what else could possibly be done to get one. I don't think this is the type of film that everyone will flock to, but if you saw it, I don't think it would disappoint. Fans of Leo will definitely appreciate this film of "man vs nature" and revenge. I think this movie will make for a good matinee viewing on a weekend, or maybe even a decent watch at home.

The Rating: 8.5/10

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Bonus Q&A with Will Poulter:
Will Poulter was nice enough to stop by Chicago and gave some great answers to give some insight about the movie. (*Spoiler Alert*)

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  2. Hmm still debating if I should see it. Thanks for the review tho!