While exploring uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him.Written by
6-foot-4 stuntman Glenn Ennis was one of the two stuntmen who stood in for the computer generated bear while filming was taking place and was charged with portraying as a convincing Grizzly as possible. He states, "In rehearsals, I would wear a blue suit with a bear head which obviously doesn't make it into the film as the CGI guys paint the bear in. Alejandro G. Inarritu was adamant that the blue bear move just like a real bear would move and it was essential that it had the same nuances that a bear would have. Even though it was a big Smurf bear, it still had to be as authentic as possible." The 51 year old Vancouverite explained that the role often required him to spend quite a bit of time up-close and personal with the film's star. He goes on to say, "If you notice the bear's head in the picture, they wanted the bear's mouth to be right on his lower back. I was supposed to grab his jacket with my hand to make it look like the bear's jaws we're pulling it in order to have the bear's jaw in the small of his back. Basically, my face was in his butt. My face was in Leo's butt for a fair bit of time. I can see how that's someone's fantasy, but it wasn't mine." See more »
The makeshift tent where Glass is placed to heal is just a stone's throw away from where the Indian is hanged by the French and their camp, however it seems that Glass was not bothered by them at all. See more »
It's okay son... I know you want this to be over. I'm right here. I will be right here... But you don't give up. You hear me? As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight. You breathe... keep breathing.
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At the end of the end credits: "The making and authorized distribution of this film supported over 15,000 jobs and involved hundreds of thousands of work hours." See more »
Go and see this movie. In the cinema. As soon as possible.
Simply put, it is an excellent story of family, revenge, survival, and nature.
The Revenant is one of the most beautifully-shot films I have ever seen. I lost count of how many scenes I sat there in utter amazement, which is undoubtedly due to the brilliant directing and spectacular cinematography: there's no shaky-cam, no quick-cut editing, and a lot of incredibly complex shots which appear to have been completed in a single take. If all films were shot similarly to how the Revenant is, then the movie industry would drastically improve.
The entire cast did a phenomenal job and they all deserve recognition for their performances; however, if Leonardo DiCaprio doesn't win an Oscar for his breathtaking portrayal of Glass then that will be the single biggest injustice of the year.
Do not miss the opportunity to see this masterpiece on the big screen!
UPDATE: I've read an unnerving amount of other user's reviews complaining about the plot. I can understand that the plot may seem a little basic or perhaps lacking at times; however, the plot is not what makes this film so excellent, and I feel as though those who failed to recognise this have seriously missed out. You don't just watch the Revenant: you experience it. Every single element from the music to the cinematography is cleverly concocted to draw you into the film and put you alongside the cast in the brutal wintry conditions. If you've not been drawn in due to being too concerned with the premise of the story, then I fear you've missed a truly enthralling and one-of-a-kind cinematic experience.
UPDATE TWO: Leo won the Oscar!
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