A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
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
The reason Leonardo DiCaprio's role as Hugh Glass is different from his usual characters is because in the tale of real-world frontiersman, Hugh Glass battling for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by his crew, much of DiCaprio's screen time is spent alone, not talking, letting us know he is enduring endless pain of both the physical and emotional varieties. "It was a different type of challenge for me because I've played a lot of very vocal characters," DiCaprio told Grantland. He goes on to state, "It's something that I really wanted to investigate - playing a character who says almost nothing. How do you relay an emotional journey and get in tune with this man's angst ... without words?" See more »
Fitzgerald uses a term "Texas ranger" in one of his monologues. The very first time the term "ranger" was used was in 1823 by Stephen Austin, according to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame website, and at the time Austin called for "ten men...to act as rangers for the common defense..." The website continues, "But not until November 24, 1835, did Texas lawmakers institute a specific force known as the Texas Rangers." Therefore, Fitzgerald could not have referred to such an organization. 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 »
"The Revenant" is probably the most beautiful movie I have seen for a long time. This is not only due to the incredible locations, but also to the excellent (and by excellent I mean excellent) camera-work. Frequently I was just blown away by the sheer beauty of the rough terrain of Canada and how it was captured by the crew. However, there are a few drawbacks. Mainly the story (it is a very simple revenge story line) and the dialog (it is basically not existent :D).
When I first left the movie I was still blown away by all the great things I mentioned above (I was thinking about a 10/10 rating), but the longer I was outside the movie the more I recognized that "The Revenant" is a film that is incredible entertaining whilst sitting in the cinema, but also a movie I quickly forgot about when being at home again.
Still, the movie is definitely a must-see. Your money is well invested!
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