The Revenant **

movie revenant

The Revenant stars Leonardo DiCaprio. It is a wilderness story about a guide for fur trappers who gets caught up in a Pawnee Indian raid by a chief looking for his kidnapped daughter. The guide escapes with others, but gets hurt, and is eventually left to die. He doesn’t, and seeks vengeance on those who left him behind while struggling against nature.

The movie is very slow. There is very little dialogue. There is a lot of closed captioning. DiCaprio spends most of the movie crawling, being dragged, or trudging along in harsh winter weather. Most of his dialogue is in the Pawnee Indian language–hence the subtitles. Gruesome, but realistic, bear attack scene is worth the price of admission. There is a scene with a floating Indian maiden that was just plain weird. Violent action scenes. Lots of cussing, brutality, and gore. Hated the ending. One theater goer in our sold out venue clapped, while most of the rest just looked at each other with their palms facing up. If you liked No Country for Old Men, you’ll probably like this. If you didn’t, you won’t. I didn’t like it, but it will probably become Academy Award material for DiCaprio and the film. 2 out of 5 stars.

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