February 10, 2016

The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in a lot of movies that was a blockbuster but often his performance was criticized. I like him and I watched all his movies so it was just right to squeeze from my busy schedule The Revenant, which John and I watched at The IMAX Megamall.

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu succeeded in giving Leonardo DiCaprio Best Actor Award in The Golden Globe and The British awards, known as BAFTA.  I am looking forward for the Oscars, and hope that Leonardo wins on February 28, 2016.

The Revenant, with a running time of 2 hours and 36 minutes, has made people, critics and actors alike believe in the talent of Leonardo DiCaprio.  DiCaprio delivered a superb performance, without talking so much, as the embattled Glass, whose quest for survival takes him on a Herzogian odyssey to the very borders of life and death.

The story of The Revenant is inspired by true events as it revolves around the legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass, while exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, where he sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home to his beloved family. This movie.  Inspired by Richard C Sarafian’s 1971 film Man in the Wilderness, in which Richard Harris starred as “Zachary Bass”. Now it returns to the screen in a film based in part on Michael Punke’s 2002 book The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge.

Two of the quotes that stuck in my mind from this movie are, "As long as you can still grab a breath, You fight. You breathe, keep breathing." and "The wind cannot defeat a tree with strong roots."

(Images grabbed at the net)

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