Talking about The Revenant, one cannot help but to realize that it is by far one of the most important films of our time.
Iñárritu’s takes on a true, remarkable story and delivers a masterpiece, showing the mental and physical journey of a huntsman who is attacked by a bear during a fur trading expedition, barely survives and after witnessing his son being murdered, is left behind for dead by his companions.
The director’s commitment to the craft is remarkable and this time he delivers a visual piece of art, in rather hard filming circumstances and difficult locations. The cast is of course overshadowed by DiCaprio’s performance, which simply cannot be questioned, once again proving that he is a true artist. It is a film that is very much centered on the leading character and the difficulties that he must overcome to survive and seek revenge and it is obvious that without this performance, the film would not be the same. The secondary characters and especially the villain, who is portrayed by Tom Hardy, deliver equally great, emotional performances, with Hardy following closely DiCaprio’s footsteps in becoming one the best actors of his generation.
The Revenant is a tough film, that not all audiences going to like. It takes on issues like genocide, racism, humanity and survival and despite the brutality of the character’s actions, the result is a cinematic diamond that will sure be remembered and treasured by future generations.
Needless to say that it is a “must see” film and an Academy Award frontrunner, having already won 3 Golden Globes, 5 BAFTA Awards and 43 more awards.
Ever since I first set foot on a cinema theatre, I knew that something magical was happening there....