Movie Title: The Revenant
Reviewer: Toni Kan
Starring: Leonardo Di Caprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter
Year of Release: 2015
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
The Leonardo DiCaprio movie, Revenant, is not a good movie.
It is an amazing movie, a viscerally engaging piece of art that makes revenge seem not just desirable but ennobling. Hugh Glass’ survival against all odds is the stuff of legend but also testament to the human spirit’s infinite and uncanny capacity to defy biology in pursuit of a goal which in this case is vengeance. In bringing the character of Glass to life, Leonardo Di Caprio does not just infuse him with tenderness, there is nobility too in his single minded quest to avenge his son’s death and his friend’s betrayal.
This is a movie with graphically powerful scenes of violence, of men battling men, and men harming fellow men in very terrible ways. This is heart of darkness transposed from the Congo to North America.
Hugh Glass is no do-gooder. He is a thief, a pirate, a frontiersman and carpet bagger but one with a heart. He has a son who is half-Indian and the target of Fitzgerald’s rage and on account of whom, Glass and John Fitzgerald are at odds.
Brave, fearless and no coward, Glass is attacked by a grizzly bear while out hunting alone. The savage attack happens three times but on the third charge, Glass does something remarkably uncommon.
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Left for dead, he is discovered hours later by a search party. Cleaned, sewed up yet badly mauled, Glass becomes a burden for his mates who now have to navigate the treacherous topography with an invalid.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in The Revenant
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