Runtime: 156 minutes
Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck
Revenant means, a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead.
I actually don’t know what genre I’d consider this film to be in. It isn’t an action film per se. It feels incredibly realist as if I’m watching a true life tale. It had a lot of symbolism that I got the gist of, but couldn’t really put into words to explain.
It’s a cruelly, beautiful, well made, film with lots of awe filled scenes. It’s the kind of film that immediately fosters silence. Everyone is absorbed by what’s happening on the screen and wouldn’t dare talk during it.
It isn’t a dialogue heavy film and Leonardo DiCaprio does an amazing job conveying a wide range of emotions through body language and actions alone.
I think I’d love Tom Hardy in anything. Although, I didn’t appreciate you chompsing in my ear. *Shudder*
It has an amazing score that’ll have you instantly recognizing what film it’s from, like Jaws or Star Wars have and other films with memorable scores. The music has to be my favourite thing about this film along with Leonardo’s acting.
It did feel a little stretched out and long, but even this felt like it was part of the film in a weird way. I liked it and thought it was different, but probably not for hardcore action lovers. The film’s like a gentle current.
I’d like to mention how, at the end of the film, it mentions how it was based in part on the book. As a reader, I appreciated that by using the words in part they admitted to taking a bit of creative freedom.
To sum up, Beautiful, Leonardo DiCaprio is amazing, rememberable scores.
Dad’s opinion: I thought it was very, very well made and very interesting. A cut above the normal standard of films about. Very impressed.
Was it worth the watch? Yes
Would I re-watch? No
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