Inspired by the true events, the movie has the power to convey something beyond our imagination. Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, in the thrilling life death situation of The Revenant, director Alejandro G. Iñárritu made a great effort in telling the story of his revenge against the varmints. Although it is more about surviving in the harsh conditions, shot at the locations in Canada and Argentina. The breathtaking cinematography is speechless.
It’s inspired by true events of survival of a journey, taking the man to his limits. Surviving the attacks and moving. Glass and his expedition, led by Captain Henry are attacked, arrow to the jugular, by Arikara Indians. The attack seems so real, the visual effects by the expert team made everything look so genuine. Another astonishing scene where Glass has to face a mama bear who was just protecting her cubs. The sound effects where we could hear the bones crack when Glass was flipped over his back. Plus the execution gives you goose bumps as if it is actually happening! (Good job by bear as well). Leonardo DiCaprio acted really well! I am expecting the curse of never getting an oscar to end with this movie. Sorry Matt Damon, Like you said, surviving on Mars was easier than what Leo did 😉
“Every night at 6 o’clock, the horn blew and Ridley [Scott] and I went to dinner. And that’s how you make a movie, and we finished the film really early and we saved 2 million bucks. And Leo – we weren’t cold at all. I’m just sayin’. There’s another way to do it.”
Of course, It was Matt teasing Leo. Nevertheless, it’s true that The Revenant cost about double what The Martian did, which wasn’t even expected. It was also criticized that the shoot was so brutal that experience was titled as unsafe working conditions. This brutal shoot is the reason why we can see the honesty behind this quality movie. I know it’s said that one don’t need to go to these lengths for just a movie. Although I disagree. Hard work it is that finally pays off for every movie.
I will rate it 5/5