THE REVENANT (Theatrical Release USA 2015)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì 

The Revenant—great to fabulous cinematography—needs some adjustment in scene timing. An example is the length of time it takes the camera to travel along the river to reach where the actors are hunting moose. The fight scenes  and overall presentation bring the movie to a B-grade quality. While the movie’s initial scenes work at some of the highest levels of quality entertainment, that quality does not hold throughout the movie, almost as if ‘we have shown what we can do and now we are bored with holding to that standard.’ For those who are not familiar with the Hugh Glass story, this film is a great introduction to a piece of inspirational Northwest American history. Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy interpret their roles well. Watch Will Poulter as he shows good potential in this film. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images


Hugh Glass is attacked by a bear and abandoned by his companions. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Alejandro G. Inarritu for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro Inarritu, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon, and James Skotchdopole for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), Andrew Henry (Domhnall Gleeson), Jim Bridger (Will Poulter), Hawk (Forrest Anderson (Paul Anderson), Murphy (Kristoffer Joner), Elk Dog  (Duane Howard), Powaga (Melaw Nakehk’o), Hikuc (Arthur Recloud), Jones (Lukas  Haas), Fryman (Brendan Fletcher), Billy Brother Trapper (Tom Guiry), and Hugh Glass’ Wife (Grace Dove). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. It’s a good frontiersman story for the adult audience. The fight scenes need improvement. 

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