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Have you ever taken the time to think about what it would have been like to travel the western frontier before it was populated? If so, was this anything more complex than envisioning the plot line of books like Little House on the Prairie?
The Revenant, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, stars Oscar Nominee Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a frontiersman who is attacked by a bear and left for dead by his company. Glass survives but must overcome all odds to travel across the frontier during the harsh winter months to get revenge on John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) for killing his son and leaving him for dead.
The scenery was amazing. Imagine a crime thriller sandwiched in with nature scenes that would fit perfectly into a Yellowstone documentary. The scenery alone is enough to make the movie worth seeing; there’s a reason it’s been nominated for the best picture Oscar.
DiCaprio and Tom Hardy (John Fitzgerald) were both extremely powerful characters. DiCaprio plays his character so well you will hardly recognize him.
This film is amazing, but also an emotional roller coaster. If you decide to go, know that there will be a lot of blood-spilling on screen, and you should probably bring a sweatshirt because watching this movie will make you feel like you have been abandoned on the western frontier. My only critique is that the plot seemed to move a little slow, given the film is two and a half hours.