(n. One who has returned, as if from the dead.)
In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
I wasn’t enamoured by the trailer for ‘The Revenant’ and I left this film until it was the only one left at the cinema I hadn’t seen before I somewhat reluctantly booked my ticket. The thought of almost 3 hours watching someone crawl across a snowy tundra left me cold.
Again I was totally wrong (are we seeing a pattern here?) this was magnificent, although not so stunning if you’re in any way squeamish. Blood and guts galore and a relentless storyline that left me breathless and no opportunity at all to glance at my watch and start working out how may minutes before I can go home.
DiCaprio was amazing as Hugh Glass , the hunter/skinner left for dead after a bear attack who literally crawled out of the grave to find the man who left him for dead and extract revenge. Even with my pre-judgement reluctance I was dragged into the story and felt at the end as though I’d hobbled every damn mile with Mr Glass.
Beautifully shot with stunning CGI, gripping storyline and fabulous acting..what’s not to love. Even if you think it’s not your kind of thing, go see it anyway.