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Hugh Glass story first published in 1823 by a Philadelphia lawyer as a literary piece in the newspaper. Glass is American frontiersman that had been badly mauled by bear and unconscious, then when he regained consciousness, he find himself abandoned, without weapons or equipment, suffering from a broken leg, the cuts on his back exposing bare ribs, and all his wounds festering. He then crawledd more than 200 miles or 320 km from the nearest American settlement at Fort Kiowa on the Missouri.

Glass’ survival odyssey has been recounted in numerous books and dramas, and one of them is The Revenant (novel) by Michael Punke in 2002. This movie is based in part on Punke’s novel. I haven’t read the book and not planning to, why?

BECAUSE THERE’S NO WAY THIS DUDE WAS THE SAME SPECIES AS ME. Gosh. This guy makes the 127 hours guy look like a pussy. What a brutal movie.

But The Revenant is stunningly beautiful, and I’ll never watch it again. The movie is extremely gory, with violent scene after violent scene, with almost no breathing room in-between. But that’s what happened in real life, and the realness of the movie is unbeatable, the actors and directors went all out with this movie.

Emmanual Lubezki also made a fucking outstanding cinematography, he has been posting on location character shots on his Instagram. It shows how amazing the set and also the makeup.

And oh the music in The Revenant is great, Ryuichi Sakamoto is doing the soundtrack. He’s most famous for his music for the Japanese POW film with David Bowie, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, and he also came up with the startup tune for the Dreamcast. He also came up with the score and co-created the concept of the Dreamcast game Lack Of Love.


 

Summary: In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, explorer Hugh Glass is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald. Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Writer: Mark L. Smith, Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Cast:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass
  • Tom Hardy as John Fitzgerald
  • Domhnall Gleeson as Captain Andrew Henry,
  • Will Poulter as Jim Bridger
  • Forrest Goodluck as Hawk
  • Paul Anderson as Anderson
  • Andy Serkis as The Bear
  • Brendan Fletcher as Fryman
  • Kristoffer Joner as Murphy
  • Brad Carter as Johnnie
  • Lukas Haas as Jones

Rotten Tomatoes: 82%

Metacritic: 76/100

After Credits Scene?: No