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The Revenant (film review)

Film: The Revenant
Year: 2015
Genre:Action, Adventure, History
Starring: Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter
About: A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

My Review: 
Having remembered that Leonardo won an Oscar for The Revenant and never having seen it I decided to see if it was as good as it came across back in 2015. This is my thoughts on the movie.

The Revenant follows a man who after getting attacked by a bear and almost loses his life and losing his son to one of the people who were meant to look after him, tracks down the hunting party in which left him for dead in order to get revenge for his son. Through this you see the main character go through healing and really bad luck in order to try and find his son's killer.

First off, I can understand why Leonardo won an Oscar for this movie the portrayal of his character is amazingly done and one that kept me wanting to watch more. At the time of watching I was also not aware that this was based on true events which now thinking back on the film makes this even better than I had initially thought. With a lot of action and a lot going on all of the time it was not a boring watch and kept you wondering what was going to be happening next. As well as this there was three different points of view with this movie which at times did confuse me however did let you know a lot more of the story and from the main character and his now enemies point of view this was very well done to see how the characters are changing and making their way to each other.

However, one of the point's of view in which you see Native Americans searching for their daughter did confuse me and I did not understand the relevance of this to the movie I was watching. This did make me question what was going on at points and I feel I missed a huge part of the film due to this I also didn't realise that a lot of the film was going to be in a different language so found the subtitles offputing when they were on the screen and wish I had known this prior. This film is in three different languages however so please keep this in mind when watching; English, French and Native American.

Overall, however this is a good film to watch and one I will watch again. I would recommend this film to those who like war styled films as well as those who like action, survival and are okay with gore. The Revenant is very different than what I had expected however was not disappointed.

My Rating: 3/5

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