The Revenant (2015)

Finally got around to seeing this.

Atmospheric, beautiful, exhausting, bleak.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Leonardo DiCaprio completely immerses himself fully in the role (and in the belly of a horse *spoiler?*) in order to make the audience feel as hopeless and exhausted as he does, at points some of the expressions we see through some close-ups are quite disturbing . Not that i’m complaining; the film may lack some emotional character development and seems to half-bake a back story that we never quite get to understanding fully, but you can’t help but really feel like you are there, shivering and trudging your way through the wilderness. Tom Hardy continues to play a bad-guy well, although at times, he also continues to be borderline inaudible (See: Bane).


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